Site Name Mill Creek, 32 kms north of Stroud
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Worimi
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District Raymond Terrace
Latitude -32.374
Longitude 151.973
Date Between 1 Jan 1828 and 31 Dec 1828
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 11
Victims Killed Notes M
Attackers Colonisers: Military
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Foot
Motive
Weapons Used horseback, muskets
Narrative Capt. Thomas Cook, magistrate 'of the whole country north of Newcastle', recorded that a band of blacks stole a child, the daughter of Mrs Easterbook, whose husband was a clerk of the AA Company at Stroud. They disappeared in a northerly direction but were pursued by a party of armed soldiers and assigned servants and overtaken some 20 miles away. Eleven blacks were killed and the child recovered.' The rescue/reprisal party appears to have been on foot.
Sources Bennett 1964:12-13. (Sources PDF)
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