Site Name Cullin-la-Ringo Station, Nogoa River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gayiri
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District Leichhardt
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -23.974,147.907,0
Date 17 Oct 1861
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 0
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 19
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed:M13 F;Wounded:M3 F
Attacker Category Gayiri
Attacker Details Gayiri
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used nulla-nullas
Narrative Following the abduction of 2 Aboriginal boys by 3 white men, 19 members of the Wills family were massacred mid-afernoon.
Sources SMH December 10 - 12, and 11 -, 1861; Reid 1980-1:62-82; Perren 1998: 84-104. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***