Site Name Brewarinna Fish Traps, Barwon River (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Pooncarie/Parkantyi
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Latitude -29.957
Longitude 146.855
Date Between 1 Jan 1859 and 24 Feb 1859
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 20
Victims Killed Notes MWC
Attackers Colonisers: Settler, stockmen
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Unknown
Narrative When the 'Gemini' steamer arrived at Brewarrina, the journalist on board, A. Norton noted that 'the native police had been before my visit, and it was common rumour that the balcks had been shot down without mercy through the district.'
Sources Dargin 1976:54-5: Maryborough Chronicle: Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, May 9, 1876, p.4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148509158 (Sources PDF)
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