|Site Name||Mt Mitchell Station|
|Aboriginal Place Name|
|Date||Between 1 Jul 1838 and 31 Jul 1838|
|Victims Killed Notes||Killed: M F; Probable: M 10 -14 F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F|
|Attackers Killed Notes||Killed: M F; Wounded: M F|
|Narrative|| In July 1838, Henry Boucher Bowerman, of Burnbank Station at Mount Mitchell ‘had a flock of sheep driven from his run by some Aboriginal people. While the sheep were being recovered, between ten and 14 Aboriginal people were shot’ by Bowerman’s overseer, John M Allen (Clark 1995, p. 89). This was the first of two massacres carried out by Allen at Bowerman’s station.
In 1846, the Rev. John Dunmore Lang visited the area and was told that in ‘July 1838, about fourteen men, names unknown, [were] shot by a party of men from Bowman’s, Edben’s and Yaldwyn’s statons, in recovering a flock of sheep’ (Lang 1847, p.132).
|Sources||Lang 1847; Clark 1995. (Sources PDF)|