The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Characters

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Jimmie Blacksmith

Jimmie is a half-black living in Australia at the turn of the 20th century. He was born in 1878 and has been initiated into his Mungindi tribe. He becomes disillusioned with the tribe and decides to go with the Nevilles when they move to Muswellbrook. After staying with them for awhile, Jimmie decides to get work of his own. He is ambitious and wants to own land someday and marry a white girl, thinking that these things will improve his social status.

He first gets a contract with Mr. Healy, and Healy short changes him at the end of the contract. After that he works for a number of different people with much the same result. He works as a tracker for the police in Merriwa until the constable mistreats and kills a black in his custody. He then works as a sweeper on a shearing floor and...

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