Site Name Barraba
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District Singleton
Latitude -30.105
Longitude 150.575
Date Between 1 Jun 1836 and 31 Jul 1836
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 80
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 80 over several weeks, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Mounted Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used muskets, swords, pistols
Narrative Sgt Temple and his detachment of mounted police and a party of stockmen and settlers, including T.S. Hall 'cleared' the Barraba area of Aboriginal people. Missionary L.E. Threlkeld said that 80 Aboriginal people were slaughtered. The operation was briefly reported in British Parliamentary Papers for 1839.
Sources BPP 1839, vol.34, Paper 526; Gunson 1974: 138, 275-6. (Sources PDF)
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