1886

06Jan

Ryan, Thomas

Constable, 1093

On the night of Wednesday, 6th January 1886, Constable Ryan escorted his niece to her house in White Hills and then announced his intention of checking the local Chinese camp. He was never seen or heard of again. Numerous theories were put forward to account for his disappearance, but none could be substantiated. There was speculation that he had been the victim of foul play, murdered by Chinese thieves whose activities he had been investigating, or conversely, that he had met with an accident and fallen down a flooded mine shaft or into a creek. However, despite a massive search his disappearance remains a total mystery, and at this time it is unlikely that it will ever be solved.