Dictionary of Sydney

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Fisher's Ghost

The alleged ghost of Frederick Fisher, who was murdered by his business partner George Worrall at Campbelltown in 1826. The mythical spirit was supposed to have appeared sitting on a fence pointing to where Fisher's body lay buried. The ghost story first appeared in print in the poem 'The Sprite of the Creek' published in the weekly sporting journal 'Hill's Life in New South Wales' in August 1832.

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