Site Name Emu Creek
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dhauwurd wurrung or Wulluwurrung
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -37.921,141.411,0
Date Between 1 Mar 1842 and 15 May 1842
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M5 F4; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 2
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M2 - Donald McKenzie, a settler and Frederick Edinge, his hut keeper, F;Wounded: M F
Attacker Category unknown
Attacker Details unknown
Motive Reprisal for killing settler Donald McKenzie and hut keeper Frederick Edinge.
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms
Sources Thomas Papers, ML item 21; Robinson Papers vol.57, p.46, ms A 7078 ML; Critchett 1990: 250; Clark ID 1995: 46; Shaw 1996: 131. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***