Site Name Selwyn Ranges
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kalkadoons
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -21.582,140.584,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1879 and 31 Jan 1879
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 100
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native police/settlers
Attacker Details Native police/settlers
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used carbines
Narrative Sub-Inspector Ernest Eglington led a detachment of native police, as well as settler Alexander Kennedy and other 'whites from surrounding stations' in the killing of an unknown number of Kalkadoons at the Selwyn Ranges, in reprisal for the killing of Bernard Movo and 3 others at Woonamo in Dec, 1878.
Sources Armstrong 1981:127-8; Bottoms 2013: 162-3; Davidson, 2004:16. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***