Site Name Rifle Creek, Mt Carbine
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djabugay
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -16.675,145.277,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1880 and 31 Dec 1880
Attack Time unknown
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes M.W.C
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category settlers/native police
Attacker Details
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used sniders
Narrative Dispersal raid carried out by Patrick Molloy, some white settlers and a party of native mounted police in reprisal for the loss of 8 of Molloy's draught horses.
Sources Bottoms 2013:151 (Sources PDF)
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