Site Name Slaughterhouse Creek, Gwydir River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.735,150.317,0
Date 1 May 1838
Attack Time Dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 300
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M 300 (?), 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 Fifteen heavily armed stockmen.
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Blades, swords, cutlasses, firearms, pistols, shotguns
Narrative Stockmen positioned themselves on the slopes of the ravine for dawn attack on Aboriginal camp below on the creek bed.
Sources Milliss 1992: 200-3 (Sources PDF)
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