Site Name Breelong, near Gilgandra
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -31.737,148.749,0
Date 20 Jul 1900
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 0
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 8
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes WC
Attacker Category
Attacker Details
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, nulla nulla, tomahawk
Narrative At 10pm on 20 July 1900, Jimmy Governor and Jacky Underwood, slaughtered 7 members of the Mawbey family and the governess, at the Mawbey homestead at Breelong in reprisal for racist insults they made to Jimmy's wife and for non-payment of splitting wood for fencing.
Sources Nepean Times, July 28, 1900; Durane & Gloucester Advertsier, July 31, 1900; Muswellbrook Chronicle,Oct 6, 1900; SMH, Nov 24, 1900; Singleton Argus,Jan 19, 1901.. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***