Site Name Selwyn Ranges
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kalkadoons
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -21.582
Longitude 140.584
Date Between 1 Jan 1879 and 31 Jan 1879
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 100
Victims Killed Notes
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police, Settler
Attackers Killed 4
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Foot
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Sub-Inspector Ernest Eglington led a detachment of native police, as well as settler Alexander Kennedy and other 'whites from surrounding stations' in the killing of an unknown number of Kalkadoon people at the Selwyn Ranges, in reprisal for the killing of Bernard Movo and 3 others at Woonamo in Dec, 1878.
Sources Armstrong 1981:127-8; Bottoms 2013: 162-3; Davidson, 2004:16. (Sources PDF)
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