Site Name Lake Bolac
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gai wurrung or Djabwurrung
Colony VIC
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -37.710,142.779,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1859 and 31 Dec 1859
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 11
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 11 F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: MF
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Aboriginal people
Attacker Details Unknown
Type Of Motive Unknown
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative According to local historian, M. Green, this "clash" took place on D. M. Macnab's station where the colonists took refuge in a hut, which had loop holes through which they fired their guns. Eleven Aborigines including the "chief" were reported to have been shot. Green's source for this event was her late uncle, Harry Beardsley, whose parents worked on the station in 1859.
Sources Clark ID 1995: 83. (Sources PDF)
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