Site Name Gravesend Mountain, Liverpool Plains PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gamilaraay
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Latitude -29.554
Longitude 150.306
Date Between 1 Nov 1837 and 30 Nov 1837
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 200
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 200, unspecified, 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
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, blades, swords
Narrative Following the killing of 2 stockmen at Cobbs Station at Gravesend, a posse of stockmen from nearby stations killed 200 Gomeroi over several days in a mountain gorge.
Sources NSWLC V&P 1839, 19/6/1839: 25; Milliss 1992: 159 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **