Site Name Hunter Valley, The Bridgman Estate, Fal Brook
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wonnarua
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -32.331,151.127,0
Date 1 Sep 1826
Attack Time Dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 18
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 18, 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 Magistrate Robert Scott and party of 5 soldiers, 4 stockmen and 4 Aboriginal trackers, all armed and on horseback.
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative Reprisal for the killing of two men at Richard Alcorn's hut. Alcorn was overseer for Capt. Robert Lethbridge. Alcorn's wife and children were also in the hut. Magistrate Robert Scott's party 'came upon' an Aboriginal camp early in the morning. They killed at least 18 people and wounded more.
Sources Australian, September 23, 1826: 3; NSW Governors? Despatches ML A1197, vol.8, p.344; Dunn 2015: 212-14 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***