Site Name Yandilla and Tummaville, Darling Downs Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bigambul?
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.878,151.360,0
Date Between 1 Oct 1842 and 31 Dec 1842
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M more than 6, 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 Sydenham Russell, Ralph Gore, Domville Taylor and at least three stockmen.
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative Mounted charge at campsite of Aboriginal clan (numbering 300) who were allegedly caught rounding up a mob of cattle in broad daylight. Reported as a ?set to?.
Sources French 1989: 102; Russell 1888: 238-9, 348 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **