Site Name Malay Bay
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony SA
Present State/Territory NT
Police District
Latitude -11.429
Longitude 132.882
Date Between 1 Jan 1893 and 31 Dec 1893
Attack Time
Victims Makassan
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes Macassans
Attackers Aboriginal People: Aboriginal
Attackers Killed 1
Attackers Killed Notes Wandy Wandy, who was executed by hanging.
Transport
Motive
Weapons Used
Narrative Two boat crews of Macassans (six in total) were murdered because they had used ceremonial string to make nets, causing offence. Wandy Wandy, an Aboriginal man, played a leading part in the massacre. He was transported to Malay Bay by Deputy Sheriff, Inspector of Police, Guard Loydon and executed by hanging on the evening of Tuesday 25 July 1893.
Sources Read and Read 1991: 16-18.; Habeas Corpus 2017: Appendix A: 23; NTTG, Oct 21, 1892: 2 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3322640/826127; NTTG, Oct 28, 1892: 3 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3322681; NTTG, Jan 15, 1904: 3 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4315497 (Sources PDF)
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