Which way did Ludwig Leichhardt go? He must have passed through here. The sand dunes of far west Queensland must hold a secret to the mystery. In the far west, a basket held by an Aboriginal women has white man’s hair woven into it. Clothes, European clothes, are found near the basket. And bones, human remains, are brought back with the clothes. To the sub-inspector, Mr James A. Gilmour, he might have solved one of the great mysteries of colonial exploration. On 13 December 1871 Gilmour submits his report to The Brisbane Courier. He packages up the bones, the basket and the clothes, and takes them to Brisbane. With this package, as almost an aside, he takes the prepared plant of the drug Aborigines call ‘pituri’ and gives it to the chemist Dr Joseph Bancroft.