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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Inquest told of hermit's tragic end

As a hermit, Daniel Morgan shunned the world, but yesterday the world was given a glimpse into his humble life at the inquest into his death. For 10 years Mr Morgan lived in the Macquarie Pass National Park - scavenging his food, surviving in harmony with nature and secretly waging war with schizophrenia. Born into an Albion Park family, Mr Morgan grew up like any other boy. But after a road trip around Australia in the 1970s, his family noticed he was showing the signs of metal illness. Gradually he began to cut ties with his mother and shrank away from society.