Site Name Junction of Murray and Darling Rivers (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Tati tati
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District Goulburn
Latitude -34.113
Longitude 141.921
Date Between 1 Mar 1839 and 31 Mar 1839
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 40
Victims Killed Notes Kiilled: M. 40; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Settler
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative Overlanders led by Macleod and Macpherson from Sydney to Adelaide attacked an Aboriginal camp in reprisal for an Aboriginal attack on a group of overlanders as they crossed the Murray river.
Sources Southern Australian, 24 April 1839: 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71685226; South Australian Gazette & Colonial Register, April 27, 1839: 2 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31750562 (Sources PDF)
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