An aboriginal tracker known as “Jimmie” was called in by South Australian police to hunt down the man who raped and strangled 12-year-old Elizabeth Nielson just 300 yards from her home in Monash in the outback. Jimmie’s tracking skills led him to the home of James Watherston, a 27-year-old labourer, who confessed to the crime at once.

He was tried and convicted on July 14th, 1938, and hanged at Adelaide Gaol on Thursday, August 11th for what police described at the time as “one of the worst crimes in the history of South Australia.”