Site Name Myall Creek, near Bingara
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay or Yugambul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.778,150.717,0
Date 10 Jun 1838
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 28
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 28, 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 Settler John Henry Fleming and eleven stockmen; John Russell, Charles Kilmeister, Edward Foley, Charles Toulouse, James Oates, William Hawkins, John Johnstone, James Parry, John Blake, Edward Palliser and William Lamb.
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Blades, swords, cutlass, firearms, fowling piece, pistol
Narrative Aboriginal people tied up in daylight and forced to walk out of sight of the Myall Creek Station huts and fired at with pistols and fowling piece and then hacked and bludgeoned to death with swords and cutlasses. The bodies were burnt the following day.
Sources HRA, I, xix: 701-14; Australian, 17 Nov 1838 - and 1 December 1838 - (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***