Site Name Ardgowan Island, Gwydir River, Liverpool Plains PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wiriyaraay or Gamilaraay or Yugambul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.526,150.334,0
Date Between 1 Aug 1838 and 31 Aug 1838
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 9.
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M
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Narrative Charles Eyles, manager at Crawford's station and two stockmen (James Dunn, William Allen ?) shot and killed a group of Kamilaroi [Wiriyaraay or Gamilaraay or Yugambul speakers?] people on Ardgowan Island, bunrt and buried the bodies in a shallow grave.
Sources CCL Mayne to Thomson, 23-28 Feb 1839, SRNSW CSR39/2519 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***