Site Name Whiteside Station, Moreton Bay Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Buyibara or Yugarabul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District Brisbane
Latitude -27.265
Longitude 152.931
Date Between 10 Apr 1847 and 20 Apr 1847
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 50
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 50-60, F; 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
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Poison
Narrative Station workers poisoned flour with arsenic expecting it to be eaten by Gubbi Gubbi people.
Sources MBC 24 Apr 1847 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3716282; The Australian 13 Apr 1847 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/4262495 (Sources PDF)
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