Site Name Gravesend Mountain, Liverpool Plains PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.554,150.306,0
Date Between 1 Nov 1837 and 30 Nov 1837
Attack Time Day and Night
Aboriginal People Killed 200
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 200, unspecified, 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 Stockmen
Attacker Details Stockmen
Motive Reprisal for killing of 2 stockmen
Type Of Motive Reprisal stockmen
Weapons Used Muskets, swords
Notes
Narrative Following the killing of 2 stockmen at Cobbs Station at Gravesend, a posse of stockmen from nearby stations killed 200 Gamilaraay in a mountain gorge.
Sources NSWLC V&P 1839, 19/6/1839: 25; Milliss 1992: 159 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **