Site Name Benalla
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djadjawurrung or Taungurung or Ngurai-illamwurrung or Waywurru
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -36.549,145.976,0
Date 12 Apr 1838
Attack Time Morning
Aboriginal People Killed 0
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 7
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 7; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Aboriginal people
Attacker Details Possibly speakers of either Djadjawurrung or Taungurung or Ngurai-illamwurrung or Waywurru
Motive
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Spears and waddies
Notes
Narrative After several days camping at an Aboriginal campsite Aboriginal people attacked a group of stockmen and killed seven. Four or five stockmen escaped to report the incident.
Sources Cannon 1982: 313.
Corroboration Rating ***