Site Name Mt Haldon, Darling Downs Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yugara?
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.843,152.262,0
Date 27 Jul 1843
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 12
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 1
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category
Attacker Details Christopher Rolleston, CCL Darling Downs and party.
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative Aboriginal people cornered in daylight in the Range scrub in reprisal for killing of Richard White, shepherd on Sibley and King?s Haldon run.
Sources French 1989:104; Rolleston to Col Sec, August 15, October 12, 1843, CCL Correspondence 1843, SRNSW, 4/2601 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***