Site Name Sgt Temple's expedition to the Gwydir, near Barraba
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -30.105,150.575,0
Date Between 1 Jun 1836 and 31 Jul 1836
Attack Time Day and Night
Aboriginal People Killed 80
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 80 over several weeks, 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 Sgt Temple and his party of mounted police from Singleton, squatter T. S. Hall and other squatters.
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used
Narrative Temple and party 'cleared' the area of Aboriginal people.
Sources BPP 1839, vol.34, Paper 526; Gunson 1974: 138,275-6. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **