John Henry Fleming - Myall Creek Massacre

Lingering fear is apparent by young Aboriginal boys. This may be caused by John Henry Fleming (a Hall relative involved in the Myall Creek Massacre). Family legend tells of him galloping away from the vicinity of the massacre on a horse. Reaching Maitland, Fleming “disappears”. Rumour has it he escaped to Tasmania. However, avoiding arrest he reaches his relatives in the Macdonald and Hawkesbury valleys, comes out of hiding and for the rest of his life is a model of propriety (Brook, 1st edit, 17).