Site Name Moonie Massacre, Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bigambul (Balonne Aborigines)
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.715,150.223,0
Date Between 20 Sep 1852 and 30 Sep 1852
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 Sgt Richard Dempster from Wondai Gumbal barracks.
Motive To disperse (Bigambul speakers) Balonne? people from the station.
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Carbines
Narrative Daylight pursuit of (Bigambul speakers) Balonne? people
Sources Collins 2002: 198-9 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **