Site Name Thouringowa Waterhole, Bulloo River, Bullawarra, Thargomindah
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kullilla
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -28.179
Longitude 143.356
Date Between 1 Jan 1865 and 31 Dec 1865
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 300
Victims Killed Notes M.W.C
Attackers Colonisers: Settler and stockmen
Attackers Killed 1
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Following the killing of Ardoch station owner John Dowling, his brother Vincent led a posse of settlers inculding EO Hobkirk and set out in revenge and found the Kullila camped on the eastern side of the river and chased them towards the Grey Range, shooting them down as they ran. Later in the day the party went to another Camp, about 20 miles down the river and there again shot about the same number. McKellar says the posse was led by the native police and that over all about 300 were killed.
Sources Bottoms 2013:63-4; McKellar 1984: 57 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **