Site Name Hardie's Station massacre, Dugandan Scrub
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -28.037
Longitude 152.67
Date Between 1 Jan 1861 and 31 Jan 1861
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 40
Victims Killed Notes
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative Lt Frederick Wheeler responded to a letter from settler John Hardie asking for assistance to 'disperse' Aboriginal people in the Dugandan Scrub. Wheeler led a detachment of native police and attacked a Yuggera camp and killed nearly all of them.
Sources QP V&PLA 1861; Bottoms 2013:23-4; Rosser 1990:59; (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***