Site Name Pillaworta Station, Arno Bay, Eyre Peninsula
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Battara
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -33.937,136.573,0
Date Between 1 May 1842 and 15 May 1842
Attack Time day
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes 6+
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category soldiers
Attacker Details
Type Of Motive reprisal for killing settlers
Weapons Used muskets
Narrative In reprisal for Aboriginal warriors killing a number of settlers in the Port Lincoln district in 1842, the SA govt sent a detachment of soldiers to the region to track down the perpetrators. In early May there was a 'collision' at Pillaworta station & an unknown number of Aboriginal people were killed with no casualties among the soldiers.
Sources Foster et al 2001:64 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **