Site Name Minnamurra River, South Coast
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dharawal
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -34.633,150.839,0
Date 1 Oct 1818
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6 or more, 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
Attacker Details Seven men. Lt Weston, owner of a property at Dapto, Cornelius O?Brien, overseer of William Browne?s property at Yallah and seven labourers and convict workers. .
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, blades, cutlasses, bayonets attched to long sticks
Narrative Attacked an Aboriginal campsite at the river and fired muskets at them.
Sources Depositions to the Sydney Bench, October 24, 1818; Report by Joseph Wild, district constable at Illawarra; Elder 2003: 25-6 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***