Site Name Winiki Pocket
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony SA
Present State/Territory NT
Police District
Latitude -14.818
Longitude 134.587
Date Between 1 Jan 1903 and 31 Dec 1904
Attack Time day
Victims Colonisers
Victims Killed 8
Victims Killed Notes White men including Old Charlie Waypuldanya believed to be involved in the massacre.
Attackers Aboriginal People: Aboriginal
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used
Narrative Waypuldanya took revenge on the white men who he believed to be involved in the massacre of Alawa people at Hodgson Downs Station at Bailey Creek, Minyerri (Roper Gulf). He and his younger brothers killed eight in an ambush and took their guns, horses, ammunition, packs and saddles. Other white stockmen found the bodies at Winiki but did not pursue Old Charlie because they knew he was now well armed.
Sources Morrison; Layton and Ucko 1999: 235; Read and Read 1991: 12-16; RAHC (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***