Site Name Wave Hill Station (Kalkarindji and Dagaragu)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Warlpiri & Gurindji
Colony NT
Present State/Territory NT
Police District VRD
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.473,130.826,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1920 and 31 Dec 1925
Attack Time Day
Aboriginal People Killed 30
Aboriginal People Killed Notes More than 30.
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Neighbouring station Manager
Attacker Details Paddy Cahill, Manager of Oenpelli Station
Motive Reprisal for cattle killing.
Type Of Motive Reprisal - punitive expedition.
Weapons Used Firearms
Notes Horseback.
Narrative Read and Japaljarri note that Cahill's assistance was called 'in about 1924 to deal with cattle killers. He shot over thirty bush people.' Cahill was the manager of Oenpelli Station.
Sources Read and Japaljarri, 1978, 147. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **