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Alf and the Terrick Tragedy (Ep. 001)
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26 March 2019

In 1912, Alf Devaney was a stockman on Terrick Terrick Station near Blackall in Queensland.  One morning, he rode out from his campsite. He did not tell anyone where he was going or when he would return. This was a fatal mistake. The story of Alf’s tragic death has been regarded as an Australian urban myth but, in reality, it is a true story and a timely warning of the workplace risks that faced by rural people.

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