Site Name Waterloo Creek, Jews Lagoon
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.792,149.451,0
Date 26 Jan 1838
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 40, 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 26 Mounted Police under the command of Lt Cobban and accompanied by several stockmen and settlers.
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Blades, swords, firearms, pistols, muskets
Narrative Mounted police attacked party of warriors in reprisal for the spearwound of a mounted police trooper.
Sources Gunson 1974: 276; BPP 1839: vol.34, Paper 526; HRA, I, xix, 250-6; Milliss 1992:175-80, 183-96; Ryan 2003: 33-43 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***