Site Name Severn (Dumaresq) River, Maranoa PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Marbal or Guyambul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.952,151.545,0
Date Between 1 May 1849 and 31 May 1849
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 Native Police
Attacker Details Native Police detachment led by Frederick Walker
Motive Native Police patrol
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Carbines
Notes
Narrative Daylight ambush
Sources Copland 1990: 110; Watts 1901: 20; Skinner 1975: 30-31. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **