Site Name Hornet's Nest, 68 kms east of Lake Bonney, Murray River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Ngintait
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Latitude -33.961
Longitude 140.887
Date Between 1 May 1841 and 31 May 1841
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 8
Victims Killed Notes 8+ MWC
Attackers Colonisers: Field Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative A voluntary police party led by Henry Field, attacked an Aboriginal camp in reprisal for the alleged killing of livestock.
Sources Burke et al 2016:135-179 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***