Site Name Darlington Station
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djadjawurrung
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District Melbourne
Latitude -37.149
Longitude 144.446
Date Between 1 Aug 1838 and 31 Aug 1838
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 13
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M 13 F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Stockmen
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative On 23 July 1839, James Dredge, Assistant Protector of the Aborigines in the Goulburn District, was told by Thomas B Alexander, manager of Captain Sylvester Brown’s Darlington station, that in the winter of 1838, “the Aborigines took away one of their flocks amounting to some 800 or 900 sheep, and when their men came down upon them, 13 of the blacks were shot before the sheep were recovered” (Cannon & Macfarlane, 1983b, p.674).
Sources Cannon & Macfarlane 1983b. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **