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This, the fourth article in 'Epics of the Bush', credits bush children with stoicism and self-reliance and demonstrates this with two stories of heroic children. Billy Bacon, at ten and a half, put his two younger siblings into a makeshift cart and took them to safety after his mother died during an epileptic fit, whilst Lindsay McGann climbed a two hundred feet long mine shaft to fetch help for two friends who had been injured in a fall down the shaft.

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    y The Queenslander 10 November 1937 Z1741367 1937 newspaper issue 1937 pg. 3,37
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  • Pilliga, Narrabri - Boggabri - Wee Waa area, Far North NSW, New South Wales,
  • Chiltern, Rutherglen - Chiltern area, North East Victoria, Victoria,
  • ca. 1927
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