Site Name Angel's Beach, East Ballina, Richmond PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bundjalung
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.859,153.586,0
Date Between 31 Dec 1853 and 1 Jan 1854
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 30
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Men, women & children
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category
Attacker Details
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Reprisal (carried out by native police led by white officers) for alleged killing of white men north of the Tweed River. No evidence that the Bundjaling at Angels beach were involved. A Memorial to the massacre was erected in 2001.
Sources Ainsworth 1987: 45-6 (Sources PDF)
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