Site Name Mudgee, Rylstone
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wiradjuri
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District Bathurst
Latitude -32.548
Longitude 149.524
Date Between 5 Sep 1824 and 10 Sep 1824
Attack Time dawn
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 16
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 16, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Foot soldiers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative Chamberlaine, William Cox’s overseer at Mudgee, and two stockmen and an Aboriginal guide, killed 16 Wiradjuri, probably all men, including a leader known by the settlers as Blucher. The region was under martial law at the time. (Connor 2002:61)
Sources SG 16 September 1824 -; Connor 2002: 61 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***