Aboriginal Missing Persons   

Before starting this page I consulted with some Aboriginal Elders to make sure they were happy with this idea. They felt it was a good idea, and my intention is to make this respectful and informative so the Aboriginal communities all over Australia can become aware of those that are missing and victims of Homicide, and help to reunite loved ones.

I have carefully considered this serious concern and have also spoken with the Elders about it and they are aware of it, and have given me their blessing. They understand and support the idea behind the page and that is to locate the missing and bring them back to their communities.

If you know of an Aboriginal person who needs to be included here please do let me know!

*Aboriginal persons please be advised this page contains names and images of people who may be deceased.

 

 

 

                      

 

                    

                     

                  

 

                   

 

                                                     

 

                                    

                                                   

 

                  

    

                         

                         

 

                                       

 

                           

                                                        

 

 

                                                                        

 

The missing persons featured below are unconfirmed - I do not know if they are still missing. If you know, please message me - https://www.facebook.com/austmissingpersons

                                                                      

        

                                                     Francis KOLUMBOORT                Victor Moore 

 

 John MANN

 

                                                                          Aboriginal Homicides

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_massacres_of_Indigenous_Australians

 

Therese Binge

Clinton Speedy Duroux

Evelyn Greenup

Kristy Lee Scholes

Lateesha Nolan

Kristy Lee Williams

 

Hunt for missing miner Bruce Schuler ends era of trackers

  • Peter Michael
  • The Courier-Mail
  • July 17, 2012 12:00AM
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    QUEENSLAND'S last police tracker was brought in to help unlock the mystery of missing gold prospector Bruce Schuler, 48.

    Barry Port, 70, spent three days and nights searching for any sign of Mr Schuler in what he described as some of the most difficult country and conditions he had ever known.

    The Mareeba miner was last seen alive about 10.30am last Monday while in a verbal stoush with a local grazier.

    Three fellow miners fossicking with Mr Schuler about a kilometre from the Palmerville station homestead reported hearing two gunshots. But even Mr Port's hunt for blood, clothing and tracks was not enough.

    He said the extreme difficulty of picking up an old trail was made harder by debris scattered by the down-draught of searching helicopters.

    "It's hard country to track in," said Mr Port, who joined the Queensland Police in Coen in 1981. "It's very hilly.

    "There are lots of broken trees and limbs. They've had the choppers overhead for days, which threw me off.

    "I could not find any signs to follow. We were looking for bootprints, bits of clothing, his pick, shovel or metal detector, stuff like that."

    Two helicopters have been deployed as part of the search involving 15 police, SES crews and stock squad officers on horseback and quad bikes.

    Mr Port's unique tracking skills are a dying art.

    The Lama Lama elder is the final link in the historical chain of indigenous police acclaimed for their skills in finding people lost or hiding in the scrub from famous cases such as tracking down Ned Kelly, to uncovering secret drug crops or missing bushwalkers.

    Coen police's Sergeant Frank Falappi, who works closely with Mr Port, said the tracker, one of three once based in Coen, was impressive to watch.

    "It is a pity no one is following in his footsteps," he said yesterday.

    "I haven't seen anyone his age move as quickly over country as he does.

    "It is amazing what he can see in the landscape. He can see human and animal tracks in the bush that are almost impossible for us to make out, even when he shows us up close. It is a dying art and a terrible shame the tradition of police tracking not be continued."

    Mr Port is the last Queenslander to wear the police tracker badge and epaulets.

     

    Barry Port, the last Aboriginal police tracker employed solely for the role, dies

    ABC Far North
    By Kristy Sexton-McGrath
    Posted 

    Old Aboriginal man ian stewart and aboriginal tracker barry port

     

    Australia's last Aboriginal police tracker employed solely for the role has died.

    Barry Port was a legend in Far North Queensland, particularly at Coen in Cape York, where the town's public bar is named in his honour.

    Mr Port, who would comb the Cape's harsh terrain for criminal, traffic and missing persons cases, hung up his hat several years ago to enjoy fishing on the Coen River.

    Aged in his 70s, he died at home on Wednesday night from a heart condition.

    "Dignified, humble, caring such a rare kind of gentleman," Dianne MacDonald wrote on social media.

    "The world has lost a beautiful soul."

    Duane Port said his grandfather would be "deeply missed" and that his death had come as a shock.

    Life of a bush tracker

    The quietly-spoken Lama Lama elder learnt traditional bush skills from his father, who learnt from his father before him.

    They did not own a car so they would hunt on foot and look for fresh tracks from pigs.

    Mr Port's tracking ability and bush skills caught the attention of police in 1980.

    He was signed up and would spend more than 30 years pursuing drug dealers, escaped prisoners and cattle rustlers.

    "We'd go out looking for drugs, people camping in the bush who had set up big plantations, and once we found it we'd destroy it all," Mr Port told the ABC in 2018.

    "You could follow their footsteps through the scrub, they'd make a bit of a track to their crop.

    "It was a pretty dangerous job the dealers, they've got guns and knives and you'd have to be very careful."

    Mr Port's funeral will be held later this month.