Site Name Winiki Pocket
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony SA
Present State/Territory NT
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -14.818,134.587,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1903 and 31 Dec 1904
Attack Time Day
Aboriginal People Killed 0
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 8
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes White men whom Old Charlie Waypuldanya believed to be involved in the massacre.
Attacker Category Survivors of the settler massacre of the Alawa people.
Attacker Details
Motive Alawa massacred settlers in revenge for settler massacre of Alawa people.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Unknown
Notes
Narrative Waypuldanya took revenge on the white men whom he believed to be involved in the massacre at Hodgson Downs Station at Bailey Creek, Minyerri (Roper Gulf). He and his younger brothers killed eight in an ambush and took their guns, horses, ammunition, packs and saddles. Other white stockmen found the bodies at Winiki but did not pursue Old Charlie because they knew he was now well armed.
Sources Morrison www.australianfrontierconflicts.com.au; Layton and Ucko 1999: 235; Read and Read 1991: 12-16; RAHC https://www.rahc.com.au/sites/default/files/documents/community_profiles/Minyerri%20Community%20Profile.pdf (Sources PDF)
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