how many more are coming

By | 1 February 2016

a darkly troubled man with manners which white brothers found impossible to put up with
– The Bulletin’s obituary for Jack Marsh

hewitt & jones
were charged
& found not guilty

an eyewitness claimed
they jumped jack marsh
outside the pool room

of the royal hotel
(though the eyewitness
refused to come forward

during the trial)
marsh was dragged across
the road

& left against a tree
in robinson park
his last words

“how many more are coming”
called for chucking
after bowling victor trumper

for one marsh continued
to bowl with his elbow
plastered to prove it didn’t

extend during delivery
the english refused to face
him – too fast

or too black
equalled the world record
for 100 yards

but no records
were kept of a bundjalung man
who no one could beat

ORANGE, Sunday.
At the inquest into the cause of the death of Jack Marsh, a one time champion runner and fast bowler,
who died on Friday evening May 26, the coroner found that Marsh was killed, and committed John Henry
Hewitt,bookmaker, and Walter Stone, bookmaker’s clerk, who had been charged with feloniously killing
Marsh, to stand their trial at the next Orange Quarter Sessions. SMH Monday June 5th 1916.

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