Site Name Rosewood Scrub, Moreton Bay Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yugara?
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -27.557
Longitude 152.584
Date Between 1 Sep 1843 and 31 Oct 1843
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 12
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M more than 6, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: soldiers, settlers stockmen, government officials
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative Soldiers, settlers and stockmen chased a large group of Aboriginal people led by Multuggerah into the Rosewood Scrub, following the ‘Battle of One Tree Hill’. Carried out by Crown Lands Commissioners, Christopher Rolleston and Stephen Simpson, with a vigilante group of settlers, and Lt Johnstone and 10 soldiers from the 99th Regiment.
Sources SMH October 12, 1843: 3 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/1520833; Copland et al. 2006: 25-6 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***