Site Name Ukabulla Station (1), Maranoa PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Mandandanji or Barunggam
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -26.633
Longitude 150.005
Date Between 1 Oct 1850 and 31 Oct 1850
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 13
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 13, 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 Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, pistols, blades, swords
Narrative Sergeant Skelton and Matthew McGrath with detachments of native police arrived at Ukabulla station in early October 1850 in search of Mandandanji refugees who had moved to the Maranoa from the Dawson pastoral district regions. With the assistance of local stockmen Skelton, McGrath and their native police detachments conducted a clearing out operation that involved running down the Mandandanji in daylight.
Sources Collins 2002: 203 (Sources PDF)
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