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A Ghost at Nairne

A Ghost at Nairne


Nairne 1910 – SLSA: [B 394]
In March 1878, the Adelaide Hills town of Nairne was beset with an unruly and persistent ghost who over several nights was terrifying local ladies. The ghost would appear in the evenings at various locations around the town surprising locals, before vanishing into the night.
One evening a group of young men set about capturing the ghost. They waited patiently for it to appear. When it did appear, the ghost seemed to be very much aware of the plans for its capture, evading the various traps put in place. The ghost was also very fast, outpacing the living. It vanished once more into the night.
 A warning was put around the town that if the ghost was captured, a harsh and severe punishment would be dealt to it. The ghost was not seen around Nairne again after the warning.
Researched and written by Allen Tiller © 2019
‘COUNTRY LETTERS.’, Adelaide Observer, (16 March 1878), p. 6.
‘COUNTRY CORRESPONDENCE.’, South Australian Register, (14 March 1878), p. 6.
‘NAIRNE, MARCH 13.’, South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail, (16 March 1878), p. 4