Site NameWilleroo (2)
This massacre is part of a group of massacres
Aboriginal Place NameUnclear
Language GroupWardaman
Present State/TerritoryNT
Colony/State/Territory at the timeSA
Police DistrictPine Creek
Latitude-15.285
Longitude131.58
DateBetween 1 Nov 1892 and 21 Nov 1892
Attack TimeDay
VictimsAboriginal People
Victim DescriptionsAboriginal
Victims Killed30
Victims Killed NotesTwo mounted parties went in pursuit.
AttackersColonisers
Attacker DescriptionsMounted Police, Stockmen/Drover(s)
Attackers Killed0
Attackers Killed Notes
TransportHorse
MotiveReprisal
Weapons UsedFirearm(s)
NarrativeSee also Willeroo #1. There were two reprisals, the first of which was perpetrated by Lindsay Crawford, a well-known station manager in the VRD region, on 20 October 1892. This was the second led by Mounted Constable Browne. Lewis (2004, p 243-244) noted: ‘Writing in 1895, Mounted Constable Willshire stated that, “They were tracked up by an avenging party, and sic transit gloria mundi!” ('Thus passes the glory of the world')’.
SourcesLewis, 2004; NTTG October 21, 1892 p 3 ; November 4, 1892 p 3 ; November 11, 1892 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3322818; Willshire 1895; Morrison, (Sources PDF)
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