Site Name Upper Macleay River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dhanggati
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -30.844,152.674,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1845 and 31 Dec 1845
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M ?a great number? 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
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Revenge for the killing of 2 shepherds and their wives a week earlier. Carried out by Crown Lands Commissioner Massie, settler John McMaugh and several men from Kunderang station.
Sources McMaugh, H.A. nd: 6; Blomfield, 1981: 36-8 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **