Site Name Junction of Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dadi Dadi or Weki Weki
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -34.726,143.217,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1846 and 31 Dec 1846
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 7
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M at least 7, 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 Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Frederick Walker, Edmund Morey, William Ross, John Scott, the Jackson brothers, Williams, Lee and ‘two fine Murrumbidgee natives –Robin Hood and Marengo’ and Mr Yeomans from the other side of the river and others.
Motive To ‘clear’ the area of Aboriginal people for a pastoral station for William Ross.
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets on horseback
Notes
Narrative Trapped 70-80 Aboriginal men on both sides of the Murray River. “It broke their spirit’.
Sources SMH April 13, 1847; MBC, April 24, 1847 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **