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"We retreated to the Ovens river, and stopped there about three weeks, when John Todd, one of Mr Faithfull's men, came to us from the cattle station, seven miles from where we were, and gave information that the blacks were expected to attack the cattle station that night. Mr Faithfull and Mr Snodgrass with twelve men besides went from where we were at the Ovens, to the cattle station. The next day the shepherds came running in from their sheep saying the blacks were after them. Mr Faithfull was with us and called for his horse; we all ran away; I swam the Ovens River in company with four other men, and I proceeded to Yass, and gave myself up to the watch house." p331 Statement by Patrick Drain, sworn at Yass, 1 June 1838 Convicts fled when attack threatened in Cannon, Michael (ed.) Historical Records of Victoria Vol 2A The Aborigines of Port Phillip 1835-1839, Melbourne: Victorian Government Printing Office 1982



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Est. from '3 weeks' after the massacre.