Smasher is one of the first men that Thornhill meets on the Hawkesbury River. He's a small, mean man who burns oysters to make lime and breeds dogs that he trains to attack only Aborigines. He views the natives as little more than animals to be exterminated, and hunts them for sport. He often takes body parts from the native people he kills and carries them around as trophies. Smasher despises Thornhill and Blackwood for attempting to coexist peacefully with the natives. He keeps a black woman chained up as a sex slave, and offers to let other men on the river use her as well. He loves telling stories of the trouble natives cause for white settlers, though he embellishes the stories to make them even more gruesome. Smasher is responsible for rallying the men to go to Blackwood's place and massacre a group of natives. In that battle, Whisker Harry spears Smasher, and Smasher dies as a result.