Site Name Kilcoy Mass poisoning, near Marburg
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yugara or Garumngar
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.549,152.584,0
Date Between 1 Feb 1842 and 28 Feb 1842
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 60
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 60, 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 Two shepherds employed by Even MacKenzie, lessee of Kilcoy station.
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Poisoning, strychnine
Narrative Flour laced with strychnine.
Sources Lang 1847: 279; Qld Parlt LA: 1861:19 Select Ctee in to the Native Police., (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***