Site Name Allumbah, (Yungaburra) Skull Pocket, Mulgrave River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yidinydi
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -17.273
Longitude 145.589
Date Between 1 Jan 1884 and 31 Dec 1884
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 20
Victims Killed Notes M.W.C
Attackers Colonisers: Field Police, Aboriginal Trackers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, rifles, pistols
Narrative Jack Kane aged 18, joined with police officers and Aboriginal trackers in a week long operation. They surrounded a Yidinydji camp before dawn. At the first shot 'the natives ran away in 3 directions, making for 'easy running shots close up.' The native police then killed off the children. From there the native police chased them to Mulgrave and Four Mile and shot more of them.
Sources Bottoms 2013:147-8 (Sources PDF)
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