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A biography of Australian tracker and explorer Tommy Windich. Windich was born near Mount Stirling, central Wheatbelt in the 1840s. Windich belonged to the Kokar people and was brought up near Bunbury.
Windich is famous for his contribution to the expeditions led by John and Alexander Forrest. John Forrest took Windich with him on three expeditions - north-eastern districts of Western Australia, to the Great Australian Bight and then to Champion Bay. Alexander took Windich with him when he lead an expedition to the Hampton Plains in 1871.
Windich died of pneumonia while working with a construction party on the overland telegraph at Esperance Bay in February 1876. (Australian Dictionary of Biography)