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  • Paraburdoo, Western Australia
    1971

    Birth

    Paraburdoo, Western Australia
    1971

    Red Dog was believed to have been born in the town of Paraburdoo, Western Australia in 1971.




  • Dampier, Western Australia
    1972

    First owner "Colin Cummings"

    Dampier, Western Australia
    1972

    Red Dog was called by a variety of names by those who knew him, including Bluey, Tally Ho, and Dog of the Northwest. Tally Ho was his first name, given to him by a man called Colin Cummings, who is believed to have been his first owner, and the one who brought him to Dampier.




  • Western Australia
    1980s

    Second owner "John Stazzonelli"

    Western Australia
    1980s

    His second owner was John Stazzonelli, a bus driver with Hamersley Iron, who took the dog with him in his bus. With John, Red Dog travelled as far as Perth, Broome, Roebourne, Point Samson and Port Hedland.




  • Australia
    1975

    Stazzonelli's death

    Australia
    1975

    Following Stazzonelli's death in 1975, Red Dog spent a lot of time travelling on his own. He was also taken in by many members of the community, and a veterinarian who treated him. Each time he visited the vet, it was with a new owner. Red was made a member of the Dampier Salts Sport and Social Club and the Transport Workers' Union, and was also given a bank account with the Bank of New South Wales, which was said to have used him as a mascot, with the slogan "If Red banks at the Wales, then you can too."




  • Karratha, Western Australia
    Wednesday Nov 21, 1979

    Poisoned

    Karratha, Western Australia
    Wednesday Nov 21, 1979

    Although Red Dog was well liked, it is believed that he was deliberately poisoned in 1979 with strychnine.




  • Roebourne, Western Australia
    Nov, 1979

    Red Dog was buried

    Roebourne, Western Australia
    Nov, 1979

    Red Dog was buried, by veterinarian Rick Fenny, in a secret unmarked grave around Roebourne, Western Australia.




  • Australia
    1983

    Red Dog (1983)

    Australia
    1983

    Soon after Red's death, Australian, author Nancy Gillespie wrote and compiled anecdotes and poetry written by several people of the Pilbara region for her 1983 book Red Dog.


  • U.S. and United Kingdom
    2002

    Red Dog (2002)

    U.S. and United Kingdom
    2002

    Red Dog's story and statue have caught the attention of a number of people passing through Dampier, including British author Louis de Bernières. He wrote a book loosely based on Red's legend, called Red Dog. A four-wheel drive club has been named in his honour.


  • Australia
    Aug, 2011

    Red Dog (the movie)

    Australia
    Aug, 2011

    De Berniere's novel was adapted as a critically acclaimed feature film about Red. It was made in Australia and released in August 2011. Based on a screenplay by Daniel Taplitz, it is directed by Kriv Stenders. The title role was played by Koko.


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