Site Name Moonie Massacre, Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bigambul (Balonne Aborigines)
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.715,150.223,0
Date Between 20 Sep 1852 and 30 Sep 1852
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 pursuit of (Bigambul speakers) Balonne? people - to disperse them from the station. Carried out by native police detachment led by Sgt Richard Dempster from Wondai Gumbal barracks.
Sources Collins 2002: 198-9 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **