Sub-Inspector

George DYAS

YEAR OF DEATH

1881

JURISDICTION

Queensland

DETAILS OF DEATH

Sub-Inspector Dyas was murdered by Aboriginals whilst on transfer from Georgetown to Normantown. Overnight Sub-Inspector George Dyas and his Constable had camped at the waterhole known as Forty Mile (40 miles from Normantown). The next morning Sub-Inspector Dyas went looking for the horses that had wandered from their camp. When Dyas failed to return twenty-four hours later the Constable who had located the horses in the mean time left the campsite and road to Normantown to get assistance. Dyas’ body was found some days later in a shallow grave his clothes boots his hat watch and other belongings were located in an Aboriginal Camp nearby. A spear hole and blood was in the middle of the back of the shirt indicating he was speared from behind. The perpetrator was never located. The actual whereabouts of Dyas’ grave is unknown.

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