Site Name Ardgowan Island, Gwydir River, Bligh PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wiriyaraay or Gamilaraay or Yugambul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.526,150.334,0
Date Between 8 Jan 1838 and 31 Aug 1838
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 9, 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 Thomas Eyles, James Dunn, William Allen
Motive
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used
Notes
Narrative Eyles, overseer at Ardgowan Plains, and two stockmen shot and killed a group of Kamilaroi [Wiriyaraay or Gamilaraay or Yugambul speakers?] people on Ardgowan Island and buried them.
Sources CCL Mayne to Thomson, 23-28 Feb 1839, SRNSW CSR39/2519 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***