Site Name Hunter Valley, The Bridgman Estate, Fal Brook
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wonnarua
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District Newcastle
Latitude -32.331
Longitude 151.127
Date 1 Sep 1826
Attack Time evening
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 18
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 18, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Government official
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used muskets, swords, pistols
Narrative Reprisal for the killing of two men at Richard Alcorn's hut. Alcorn was overseer for Capt. Robert Lethbridge. Magistrate Robert Scott's party of 14 (5 soldiers, 4 convict stockmen and 4 Aboriginal trackers, all armed) 'came upon' an Aboriginal camp in the evening. They killed at least 18 people and wounded more.
Sources The Australian, September 23, 1826: 3 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/4248925; NSW Governors’ Despatches ML A1197, vol.8, p.344; Dunn 2015: 212-14 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***