Site Name Wombunderry Waterhole, Cooper's Creek
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kungkari
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -25.668,140.768,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1872 and 31 Dec 1872
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 100
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 stockman Maloney on Alex Reid's station at Wombinderry, sub inspector Gilmour and a detachment of native police shot an entire camp of Kungkari at Wombonderry waterhole.
Sources Bottoms 2013:66-7; Durack 2008:139 (Sources PDF)
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