Site Name Hardie's Station massacre, Dugandan Scrub
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.037,152.670,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1861 and 31 Jan 1861
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native police
Attacker Details Native police
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used carbines
Narrative Lt Frederick Wheeler responded to a letter from settler John Hardie asking for assistance to 'disperse' Aboriginal people in the Dugandan Scrub. Wheeler led a detachment of native police and attacked the Yugger.
Sources QPLA 1861; Bottoms 2013:23-4; Rosser 1990:59; (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***