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recluse, bushman
aka David James Jones
? - 1982


Strictly, 'Possum' belongs as much to South Australia and New South Wales as he does to Victoria. But he was never particularly aware of borders or states. Although loosely based around the Wentworth/Mildura area, he seemed to think nothing of having a wander down to look at the mouth of the Murray River (about 650 km away), or to wander up the Darling River to Wilcania (another 600 km).

A Man Called Possum
He was a loner. He hid from his pursuers in wild bush country. He was one of the greatest survivors of the twentieth century. People along the Murray River called him Possum, but who was he really? Max Jones, country detective, was determined to find out - even if it took him thirty years...


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