Site Name Umbercollie Station, MacIntyre River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bigambul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.317,150.080,0
Date Between 1 Jun 1848 and 30 Jun 1848
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 12
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M at least 12, 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
Narrative Following the massacre of twelve Aboriginal people at Callandoon station by squatter James Mark and a detachment of native police in 1846, Mark continued his rampage with a posse of stockmen (in retaliation for the killing of his son) into 1847 and shot a further 12 Aboriginal people at Umbercollie station.
Sources Maitland Circuit Court Depositions March/April 1849; Tonge, n.d.: 22-4; Copland 1990: 58-9 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***