Mr John Foley searchs for his missing step-son

Three Aboriginal people assist Wollombi resident, Mr John Foley, search for his missing step-son, eight year old Richard Moore. The boy is employed near home to keep the cockatoos away from the maize. One Aboriginal man dives into a deep waterhole in the bed of Sugarloaf Creek (now South Creek) and finds the boy’s body. (Maitland Mercury, 13 May 1848, compliments of Ian Webb, Maitland Historical Society).