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WESTERN A USTIîA LIA.

The Western Australia correspondent of the SoAáitítralian A dvertiser states that ' ' a fearful outrage has boen perpotratod by the natives on the north-west coast. Mr. Robert Shea, a pearler, aud one of the owners of the schoonor Sea Spray, accompanied by it young man named Miller started from Degroy river some time since into the interior to recover the sorvices of somo nativo divers who had broken faith with him. Only a limited supply of provisions was carried. Time woro on, and the travellers did not put in an appearance. Vague rumours woro spread as to the prolonged absenco of tho young men. Finally, the resident magistrate at Roe- bourne despatched au expedition to find out the remains or whereabouts of tho travellers. It was after a long and tedious search discovered that they had both fallen victims to the revenge and treachory of tho blucks of the interior. Shea liad becu sliced up into pieces and thrown into a waterhole, from which his head and one of his logs woro recovered, while Miller, after having boon pierced through and through with spears, was buried in the sand. The aboriginals in this quarter are. most vindictive, cruel, treacherous, aud hostile. They havo taken many valuable Uves of late, aud have grown so bold and insolent as to defy the whites to a passugo at anns." ^^^^^^^^^^^_^

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