Site Name Wombunderry Waterhole, Cooper Creek
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kungkari
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -25.668
Longitude 140.768
Date Between 1 Jan 1872 and 31 Dec 1872
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 100
Victims Killed Notes M.W.C
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Following the killing of stockman Maloney on Alex Reid's station at Wombinderry, sub inspector Gilmour and a detachment of native police shot an entire camp of Kungkari at Wombonderry waterhole.
Sources Bottoms 2013:66-7; Durack 2008:139 (Sources PDF)
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