The old identities expressed deep and sincere regret yesterday when word came into town that old Tommy King had been killed at Parker’s Range, for Tommy was one of the pioneers of 1887 and 1888. For over 28 years the deceased maintained that he had a rich gold find divulged to him in a dream. His dream was so vivid that he returned here again and again with the object of locating the dream find. Some years ago, Mick Hoffman got some good prospects near the place that old Tom had been dreaming about, and together they applied for a gold mining lease. It was rather appropriate that they called it ‘The Miners Dream’.
Southern Cross Times 23rd May 1914
Tommy King’s Funeral. – At the funeral of old Tommy King the road to the cemetery was in such state the cortege lost itself, and had to cut across the bush to make their destination.
For where progress encounters resistance.