Emma Smith is the 23rd Body of the First River who is sometimes seen as myth she was born in Townsville where she spent most of her life training as a teacher. The Rivers are a group which are sometimes seen as a myth. She was also mistaken to have mental health issues across her life.
Emma Smith was killed in 1987 when she risked her own life to stop a man armed with a gun from killing people. In the fight she was shot twice the second bullet hit her in the leg. She didn't get any help when she was shot. Two hours later she was found dead. She had died from a lost of blood from the bullet wound to her leg.