Site NameBradshaw Station (3)
This massacre is part of a group of massacres
Aboriginal Place NameUnclear
Language GroupNgarinman, Bilinara
Present State/TerritoryNT
Colony/State/Territory at the timeSA
Police DistrictVictoria River
Latitude-13.451
Longitude129.854
DateBetween 1 Apr 1896 and 30 Apr 1896
Attack Time
VictimsAboriginal People
Victim DescriptionsAboriginal
Victims Killed15
Victims Killed Notes
AttackersColonisers
Attacker DescriptionsPastoralist(s)
Attackers Killed0
Attackers Killed Notes
TransportHorse
MotiveDispersal
Weapons UsedFirearm(s)
NarrativeLewis (2004, p 207), citing the log book of Bradshaw Station, wrote: ‘In April 1896, “The Myalls made themselves obnoxious by spearing horses and cows, so had to be dispersed near the stockyard beyond Anglepoint”. Possibly the same 'dispersal' was reported by a 'correspondent' to the Northern Territory Times and Gazette: “The niggers have speared a few more horses and were kind enough to send in word (the messenger standing on top of a cliff and sheltered by a big rock) that they would spear all the horses and then come along and spear all hands. They also tackled me and another man while poking about in the ranges, but they only hurt themselves”.'
SourcesLewis, 2004. (Sources PDF)
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