NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
31st May, 1931 : Harold Lasseter, who died in Central Australia seeking his fortune in gold, says in letters found on his body and released in Sydney today that he was betrayed by a party of blacks. From the letters, mostly indistinct, it seems that Lasseter travelled with the blacks for some time. When he became ill with dysentery he was thrown out to die, a custom with some tribes. He also writes: “Camels have bolted with water supply and spilled the rest… I am terribly footsore.. expect that hostile blacks are watching me… hope I get a chance to put up a fight.” He lost.