In 1863, Nanya, a Paakantyi man, left Cuthero station with two women and a steel axe.
He went into the mailee country near the South Australian border. This was land that the Europeans weren’t interested in.
For thirty years they lived in peace until his people on the river realised that Nanya’s country was under threat by European expansion. Nanya and his “tribe” came back to the river in 1893.From the book Changing times along the Darling, 2009.