Site Name Deepwater (2), New England Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Guyambal or Ngarabul or Marbal
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.270,151.628,0
Date 1 Mar 1845
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 16
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 7, F4,and 5 children; 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 Border Police
Attacker Details Party of Border Police led by Oliver Fry.
Motive Opportunity killing.
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Fired without warning on Aboriginal group.
Sources Walker 1966: 30; Reece 1974: 187 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***