Site Name Yarramanbah, Qurindi, Liverpool Plains
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay or Guyinbaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -31.815,150.379,0
Date Between 1 Sep 1827 and 31 Oct 1827
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F; Many more ‘skeletons were seen’ by squatter Alexander Bell.
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Stockmen
Attacker Details 10 Stockmen
Motive Reprisal property theft
Type Of Motive Reprisal stockmen
Weapons Used Muskets
Notes
Narrative At least ten stockmen were involved in the attack on an Aboriginal camp in reprisal for cattle theft. Three men, ‘Captain Pike’ and two others nicknamed ‘The Barber’ and ‘The Londoner’ were ‘remarkably active’ in the affair. The incident was not followed up.
Sources Millis 1992: 78-82; SRNSW 4/1983: CSR 28/7772, Letters Received 1828; Dunn to McLeay, May 6, 1828; Sadlier to McLeay, September 19, 1828 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***