Site Name Pillaworta Station, Arno Bay, Eyre Peninsula
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Battara
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Latitude -33.937
Longitude 136.573
Date Between 1 May 1842 and 15 May 1842
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes 6+
Attackers Colonisers: Military
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative In reprisal for Aboriginal warriors killing a number of settlers in the Port Lincoln district in 1842, the SA govt sent a detachment of soldiers to the region to track down the perpetrators. In early May there was a 'collision' at Pillaworta station & an unknown number of Aboriginal people were killed with no casualties among the soldiers.
Sources Foster et al 2001:64 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **