Site Name Ukabulla Station (2), Maranoa PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Mandandanji? and Yiman people from the Dawson River
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -26.633,150.006,0
Date Between 1 Nov 1852 and 30 Nov 1852
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M more than 6: including Bussamarai, the Yiman man from Dawson River and four other men, 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, carbines
Narrative Daylight pursuit. Alleged reprisal for Yiman people having killed shepherd employed by Mr Scott on the Dawson River and for local station managers complaining of stocktheft. Carried out by native police led by Sgt Skelton and supported by Paddy McEncroe and D.W. Duncomb.
Sources Collins 2002: 203-5 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **