Site Name Avenue Range station, near Guichen Bay
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wattatonga
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Latitude -36.942
Longitude 140.14
Date Between 1 Nov 1848 and 30 Nov 1848
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 9
Victims Killed Notes an old man, 'blind and infirm', 3 women, 2 teenage girls, 3 female children
Attackers Colonisers: Settler
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport
Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative James Brown with two employees shot and killed 8 Aboriginal people and burnt the bodies. Brown was charged but never tried and the employees absconded. The end part of the massacre was witnessed by a white man who disappeared after reporting the incident and an Aboriginal man who also disappeared and was probably killed before he could be subpoenaed to give evidence at the trial.
Sources Foster et al 2001:78-80 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***