Site Name Severn (Dumaresq) River, Maranoa PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Marbal or Guyambul
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -28.952
Longitude 151.545
Date Between 1 May 1849 and 31 May 1849
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M more than 6, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Daylight ambush carried out by native police detachment led by Frederick Walker.
Sources Copland 1990: 110; Watts 1901: 20; Skinner 1975: 30-31 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **