Site Name Junction of Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dadi Dadi or Weki Weki
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Latitude -34.726
Longitude 143.217
Date Between 1 Jan 1846 and 31 Dec 1846
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 70
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M at least 70, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Settler,
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M.; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines, bayonets, swords, pistols
Narrative To ‘clear’ the area of Aboriginal people for a pastoral station for William Ross, 70-80 Aboriginal men were trapped on both sides of the Murray River by Frederick Walker, Edmund Morey, William Ross, John Scott, the Jackson brothers, Williams, Lee and ‘two fine Murrumbidgee natives –Robin Hood and Marengo’ and Mr Yeomans from the other side of the river and others. "It broke their spirit".
Sources Collins 2002:48-9 (Sources PDF)
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