Site Name Brewarinna Fish Traps, Barwon River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Pooncarie/Parkantyi
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.967,146.855,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1859 and 24 Feb 1859
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 20
Aboriginal People Killed Notes MWC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category
Attacker Details
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Unknown
Narrative When the 'Gemini' steamer arrived at Brewarrina, the journalist on board, A. Norton noted that 'the native police had been before my visit, and it was common rumour that the balcks had been shot down without mercy through the district.'
Sources Dargin 1976:54-5 (Sources PDF)
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