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A Special Place For Jimmy James



Jimmy James (the second) was a famous blacktracker, who belonged to the Pitjantatjara people. Jimmy moved to the Riverland in the 1940's and took his name from his (equally famous father-in-law tracker, Jimmy James). Just a short amble from the Visitor Centre, this living riverbank memorial honours Jimmy James who 'read the bush like a newspaper'. He worked with South Australian police on many matters, his most famous job was with Daniel Moodoo in 1966 where they were brought in from Berri to find a nine year old lost girl in the Adelaide Hills. The monument is sculpted out of two large slabs of black granite which are finely polished and engraved with images of birds and animals- a part of Jimmy's spirit world.