Site Name Allumbah, (Yungaburra) Skull Pocket, Mulgrave River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yidinydi
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.273,145.589,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1884 and 31 Dec 1884
Attack Time Dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 20
Aboriginal People Killed Notes M.W.C
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category police officers and native trackers
Attacker Details
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used rifles and pistols
Narrative Jack Kane aged 18, joined with police officers and Aboriginal trackers in a week long operation. They surrounded a Yidinydji camp before dawn. At the first shot 'the natives ran away in 3 directions, making for 'easy running shots close up.' The native police then killed off the children. From there the native police chased them to Mulgrave and Four Mile and shot more of them.
Sources Bottoms 2013:147-8 (Sources PDF)
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