Site Name Deepwater (2), New England Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Guyambal or Ngarabul or Marbal
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.270,151.628,0
Date 1 Mar 1845
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 16
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 7, F4,and 5 children; 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
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Fired without warning on Aboriginal group. Carried out by a party of border police led by Oliver Fry.
Sources Walker 1966: 30; Reece 1974: 187 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***