Site Name Murdering Creek, Lake Weyba, Sunshine Coast
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kubi Kubi
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -26.458,153.080,0
Date Between 1 Feb 1862 and 30 Apr 1862
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 25
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 25 F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Station manager plus stockmen
Attacker Details 7 men
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used shotguns; stockmen on foot
Narrative Walter Taplock Chippendale, Manager of Yandina Station, Richard Jones, sen. stockman John Farquarson + 4 other men ambushed & killed about 25 Kubi Kubi men fishing in canoes at Murdering Creek, Lake Weyba, during the bunya season.
Sources Gibbons 2014:142-7 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **