Site Name Warroo Massacre, Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bigambul from north of the Macintyre
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.735,150.317,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1848 and 31 Dec 1848
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 100
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 100 -200, 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, muskets
Notes
Narrative After stockman Tierney was killed by the Bigambul, at least 25 armed stockmen on horseback ambushed a Bigambul camp at night and killed 200 of them and them buried them in a large mound.
Sources Collins 2002: 20-22; Milliss 1980: 71, 201; MacPherson 1879 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **