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* Contents derived from the Ringwood,Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area,Melbourne - East,Melbourne,Victoria,:Penguin,1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The tale of Fisher's Ghost's originally from John Lang's Botany Bay, or, True Stories of the Early Days of Australia . Penrith, NSW, was the scene of Edward Smith's murder of his neighbouring farmer John Fisher, both of them ex-convicts. Smith's plan is foiled by suspicions aroused by Fisher's apparition, the skills of a black tracker, and the sagacious magistrate, Mr Cox. Smith is hanged. (PB)