Site Name Irvinebank, inland from Cairns
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.443,145.221,0
Date Between 1 Oct 1884 and 31 Oct 1884
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native police
Attacker Details Native police
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used firearms
Narrative Native police led by Sub-Inspector William Nichols & Caded Roland Garraway killed at least 6 Aboriginal people at Irvinebank, inland from Cairns.
Sources Richards 2008:33; Brisbane Courier, November 14, 1884:Genever 1996:16. (Sources PDF)
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