Site Name Hornet Bank aftermath
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yiman
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -25.756
Longitude 149.417
Date Between 1 Nov 1857 and 30 Nov 1857
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 80
Victims Killed Notes MWC
Attackers Colonisers: Settler, stockmen,
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, pistols
Narrative George Lang said that local squatters and their 'confidential overseers' shot 'upwards of eighty men, women and children' in the aftermath of Hornet Bank Massacre.
Sources George Lang to GS Lang, 31/03/1858, ML M-A63; Richards 2008:23 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **