Site Name Grafton Range Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Mandandanji
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -26.333,149.078,0
Date 23 Apr 1849
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 40, 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 Gov. Official / Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Settler Allan Macpherson and Crown Lands Commissioner Jack Durbin and party.
Motive Revenge for deaths of stockmen on Mt Abundance station.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative Settler Allan Macpherson and CCL Jack Durban and a party of border police atttacked an Aborignal camp in revenge for Aboriginal killing of stockmen at Mt Abundance Station.
Sources Collins 2002:36-7. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **