Site Name Hornet's Nest, 68 kms east of Lake Bonney, Murray River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Ngintait
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -33.961,140.887,0
Date Between 1 May 1841 and 31 May 1841
Attack Time daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 8
Aboriginal People Killed Notes 8+ MWC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category police party
Attacker Details
Type Of Motive reprisal for allegeldy killing livestock
Weapons Used muskets
Narrative A voluntary police party led by Henry Field, attacked an Aboriginal camp in reprisal for the alleged killing of livestock.
Sources Burke et al 2016:135-179 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***