Site Name Gorge between Heysen and ABC Ranges, Flinders Ranges
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yura
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -31.342,138.553,0
Date Between 1 Mar 1852 and 31 Mar 1852
Attack Time dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes 40-60 MWC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category settler posse
Attacker Details
Type Of Motive reprisal for killing Robert Richardson
Weapons Used carbines, colt revolvers
Narrative Following the killing of Robert Richardson by Yura Aboriginal men, his employer, JF Hayward formed a posse of settlers and stockmen in the region and tracked down the Yura camp in a gorge and attacked it at dawn and killed a 'few'.
Sources Foster et al 2001: 95-105. (Sources PDF)
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