Site Name Cullin la Ringo
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Gayiri
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District Leichhardt
Latitude -23.974
Longitude 147.907
Date 17 Oct 1861
Attack Time day
Victims Colonisers
Victims Killed 19
Victims Killed Notes Killed:M13 F;Wounded:M3 F
Attackers Aboriginal People
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Weapons Used spears, nulla-nulla
Narrative Following the abduction of 2 Aboriginal boys by 3 white men, 19 members of the Wills family were massacred mid-afternoon by Gayiri people.
Sources SMH December 10, and 11 -, and 12 - 1861; Reid 1980-1:62-82; Perrin 1998: 84-104. (Sources PDF)
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