Sergeant

Unknown JIPP

YEAR OF DEATH

1853

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Sergeant was killed in a brawl at a gold miner`s camp in 1853 at Hill End. He was buried on the spot at a place which later became the Hill End Racecourse. A stringybark tree at the site was blazed and inscribed with the sergeant`s name and year of his death. Later after white ants had begun to attack the tree the author Harry Hodge placed a sandstone marker at the site with the inscription `Sgt Jipp 1853`. At the time of his death he was stationed at Tambaroora (Hill End) and appears to have been a soldier attached to either the Gold Escort or the Mounted Police.

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