Tom Dillon's life

Tom Dillon’s parents are not known. He appears at Sackville in the Hawkesbury Valley and at Broke in the Hunter Valley. He works at “Lilburndale” near Sackville Reach during 1883-84, and lives among Darkinung communities of the Hawkesbury and Hunter valleys. Tom Dillon is a fully initiated man, with a scarred chest and missing front tooth. He lives for sometime at Wollombi Brook. He is a fine horseman, a keen cricketer, and for a while, a black tracker based at Bulga. Tom Dillon dies from burns at Newcastle during 1923 while residing at Karuah (Port Stephens). (Barney, Historic Grave; Ford p284, 155).