Eric Taggart

Eric Taggart is born. He is the grandson of Harry Taggart, a member of Putty Darkinung Aborigines and develops an association with the descendant of Aborigine Sophie Newman (Sophia) from the Hawkesbury-Hunter Ranges. They became informants for journalist Percy Haslam. Robert Mathews knows Sophie Newman from Wollombi when she is living at Sackville on Hawkesbury River. Sophie’s granddaughter is “Nana” Sales (nee Newman). Her son is Eddy (“Tomahawk” or “Tommy”) Sales, an advocate for Darkinung people. (Ford 89, 284, 301).