Site Name Langhornes Ferry/Rufus River, Murray River (2)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Erawirung
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Latitude -34.049
Longitude 141.279
Date Between 1 Jun 1840 and 30 Jun 1840
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes 6+ M
Attackers Colonisers: Settler, stockmen
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used carbine, bayonet, pistol
Narrative Matthew Moorhouse, Protector of the Aborigines in South Australia wrote to his superior in Adelaide on 12 July 1841, and noted that in June 1840, Aboriginal people at Langhorne's Ferry 'had been routed with great loss' by an unnamed overlanding party from Sydney.
Sources Moorhouse to Mundy, 12 July 1841, reproduced in Burke 2016: 158. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **