Site Name Mt Haldon, Darling Downs Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yugara?
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.843,152.262,0
Date 27 Jul 1843
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M more than 6, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category CLC / Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Christopher Rolleston, CCL Darling Downs and party.
Motive Reprisal for killing of Richard White, shepherd on Sibley and King’s Haldon run.
Type Of Motive Reprisal stockman
Weapons Used muskets
Narrative Aboriginal people cornered in daylight in the Range scrub.
Sources French 1989:104; Rolleston to Col Sec, August 15, October 12, 1843, CCL Correspondence 1843, SRNSW, 4/2601 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***