"Dear me, what was that?" - Then and Now No. 7
Australia's media have always taken huge delight in recounting mysterious ghost stories. Here's a report from the Victorian goldfields in 1872:
The animal became frightened, and bolted right through the figure.
Miss Hughes exclaimed: "Dear me, what was that?" Mr Bayley endeavoured to
pull the horse up, but on he dashed, nor could he be induced to stop till he
reached the gate at Millhaven.