Site Name Deepwater (2), New England Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Guyambal or Ngarabul or Marbal
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Latitude -29.27
Longitude 151.628
Date 1 Mar 1845
Attack Time
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 16
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 7, F4,and 5 children; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Border Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative A party of border police led by Crown Lands Commissioner for the Clarence Pastoral District, Oliver Fry fired without warning on Aboriginal group.
Sources Walker 1966: 30; Reece 1974: 187 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **