Sub-Inspector

Henry P KAYE

YEAR OF DEATH

1881

JURISDICTION

Queensland

DETAILS OF DEATH

Sub-Inspector Henry Kaye of Georgetown received a complaint from a station owner that his stockman had been attacked by a band of Aboriginals. Kaye the station owner and a Aboriginal Tracker followed the group over 100 miles to within twelve miles of the Woolgar Gold Fields. They met with Sub-Inspector Nicol who was out patrolling. He assisted Kaye in rounding up the Aboriginals with a view to escorting them to the police camp at Woolgar. It became apparent that the natives were spreading out and moving slowly; the women had disappeared from the main group. The police party was soon concerned that the Aboriginals where to mount an attack on them. With only one revolver between them Nicols after discussions with Kaye rode off to get assistance with his native Trooper a few miles away. On their return they found that Kaye had been speared through the heart and the property owner and the trooper had narrowly avoided death. The Aboriginals had all dispersed and were not located. Sub-inspector Kaye was buried near where he fell about 100 miles north of Richmond in North West Queensland (now Middle Park Station).

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