Site Name Severn (Dumaresq) River, Maranoa PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Marbal or Guyambul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.952,151.545,0
Date Between 1 May 1849 and 31 May 1849
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
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
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Daylight ambush carried out by native police detachment led by Frederick Walker.
Sources Copland 1990: 110; Watts 1901: 20; Skinner 1975: 30-31. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **