Site Name Koonchera Waterhole (Clifton Hills)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wardumba
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -26.685,139.504,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1890 and 1 Jan 1900
Attack Time day
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes 40+
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category settler posse
Attacker Details
Type Of Motive reprisal for killing bullocks
Weapons Used repeating rifles
Narrative Punitive expedition undertaken to avenge cattle stealing. Led to a large scale massacre of the Mindiri and Wardumba people.
Sources Hercus 1977: 56-62. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***