Site Name Rosewood Scrub, Moreton Bay Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yugara?
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.557,152.584,0
Date Between 1 Sep 1843 and 31 Oct 1843
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 12
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 Crown Lands Commissioners, Christopher Rolleston and Stephen Simpson joined with a vigilante group of settlers and Lt Johnstone and 10 soldiers from the 99th Regiment.
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative They chased a large group of Aboriginal people led by Multuggerah into the Rosewood Scrub, following the ?Battle of One Tree Hill?.
Sources SMH October 12, 1843: 3 -; Copland et al. 2006: 25-6 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***