Site Name Warroo Massacre, Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bigambul from north of the Macintyre
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -27.735
Longitude 150.317
Date Between 1 Jan 1848 and 31 Dec 1848
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 100
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 100 -200, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Stockman
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative After stockman Tierney was killed by the Bigambul, at least 25 armed stockmen on horseback ambushed a Bigambul camp at night and killed 200 of them and them buried them in a large mound.
Sources Collins 2002: 20-22; Milliss 1980: 71, 201; MacPherson 1879 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **