Site Name Coniston and surrounds 2
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Warlpiri, Anmatyere, Kaytetye
Colony NT
Present State/Territory NT
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -22.094,132.516,0
Date Between 1 Aug 1928 and 31 Oct 1928
Attack Time Day
Aboriginal People Killed 60
Aboriginal People Killed Notes More than 60
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Settlers
Attacker Details
Motive Retaliation for attack against Nugget Morton.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Warlpiri also attacked and wounded Nugget Morton on the Lander River and this led to further reprisals and Aboriginal deaths (approx. more than 60.)
Sources Woodward 1978; Read and Read 1991: 33-7; Bell 1993: 67-68; Toohey 1978: Edmond 2013: 104; Morrison; NT News, 25 Aug 2018 pp 24-25. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***