Site Name Carbucky Station Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wiriyaraay or Gawambaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Latitude -28.523
Longitude 149.924
Date Between 1 May 1849 and 31 May 1849
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 100
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M more than 100; F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police, Stockman
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Carried out by 12 native police and 20 stockmen led by Frederick Walker as revenge for deaths of stockmen in the region. WB Tooth, an assassin and witness to the event said that: ‘The blacks were so completely put down on that occasion and terrified of the power of the Police, that they never committed any more depredations near there.’ (Skinner 1975:31)
Sources Skinner 1975: 29-31; NSWLC V&P 1858 vol.2:880; Copland 1990: 111; Collins 2002: 63 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***