Site Name Murray River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djira
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District North Kennedy
Latitude -18.084
Longitude 146.003
Date 20 Jan 1870
Attack Time dawn
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: 6 ;Possible: M F ;Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed:M F;Wounded:M F
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used carbines, knives
Narrative A detachment of native police ambushed a campsite of Djira people on the Murray River at dawn and according to the archival report, dispersed at least six of them.
Sources QSA COL/A185/1873/(993) 99 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **