Site Name Turon River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wiradjuri
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -33.120,149.849,0
Date 1 Sep 1824
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 45
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M at least 45, 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 Major Morisset and 3 detachments of soldiers.
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used
Narrative 3 pronged attack by armed soldiers in daylight on Wiradjuri men, women and children who were driven into a swamp.
Sources Gunson 1974 : 48-9, 74n.43; CH Oct 14, 1854. (Sources PDF)
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