Site Name Hornet Bank aftermath
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yiman
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -25.756,149.417,0
Date Between 1 Nov 1857 and 30 Nov 1857
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 80
Aboriginal People Killed Notes MWC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category
Attacker Details
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, pistols
Narrative George Lang said that local squatters and their 'confidential overseers' shot 'upwards of eighty men, women and children' in the aftermath of Hornet Bank Massacre.
Sources George Lang to GS Lang, 31/03/1858, ML M-A63; Richards 2008:23 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***