Site Name Battle Camp, Normanby River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gugu-Warra
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -15.245,144.680,0
Date 3 Nov 1873
Attack Time Daybreak
Aboriginal People Killed 80
Aboriginal People Killed Notes M,W,C
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Miners
Attacker Details Miners
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used sniders, carbines
Narrative At least 16 miners killed between 80 and 150 Gug-Warra in a lagoon on the road to the Palmer R. goldfield.
Sources Brisbane Telegraph Jan 22,1874; Queenslander, June 19, 1880;Jack,Vol.2 1922:421-2; Bottoms 2013:117-19 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***