Site Name Waterloo Creek, Jews Lagoon
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District Singleton
Latitude -29.792
Longitude 149.451
Date 26 Jan 1838
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 40
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 40, 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 Reprisal
Weapons Used muskets, swords, pistols,
Narrative 26 mounted police under the command of Lt Cobban and accompanied by several stockmen and settlers attacked party of warriors in reprisal for the spearwound of a mounted police trooper two hours earlier. The massacre took place at the end of a month long operation in search of Aboriginal warriors led by Major J W Nunn. In the ensuing inquiry into the massacre, Sergeant John Lee said that 40 Aboriginal warriors were killed.
Sources Gunson 1974: 276; BPP 1839: vol.34, Paper 526; HRA, I, xix, 250-6; Milliss 1992:175-80, 183-96; Ryan 2003: 33-43 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***