Site Name Moonie Station, Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Bigambul (Balonne Aborigines)
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -27.715
Longitude 150.223
Date Between 20 Sep 1852 and 30 Sep 1852
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 A native police detachment led by Sgt Richard Dempster from Wondai Gumbal barracks pursued Bigambul speakers/Balonne(?) people in daylight to disperse them from the station.
Sources Collins 2002: 198-9 (Sources PDF)
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