Site Name Thouringowa Waterhole, Bulloo River, Bullawarra, Thargomindah
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kullilla
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.179,143.356,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1865 and 31 Dec 1865
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 300
Aboriginal People Killed Notes M.W.C
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native police
Attacker Details Native police
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used carbines
Narrative Following the killing of Ardoch station owner John Dowling, his brother Vincent led a posse of settlers inculding EO Hobkirk and set out in revenge and found the Kullila camped on the eastern side of the river and chased them towards the Grey Range, shooting them down as they ran. McKellar says the posse was led by the native police and that 300 were killed.
Sources Bottoms 2013:63-4; McKellar 1984: 57 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **