Site Name Rufus River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yuyu or Ngintait or Marawara
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -34.062,141.251,0
Date 23 Aug 1841
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 30
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M30 F; Probable: M F;Possible: M F;Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed:M F;Wounded:M F
Attacker Category Force of 70 men authorised by Gov. George Grey
Attacker Details Force of 70 men authorised by Gov. George Grey
Motive
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used
Notes Reprisal for two attacks on a party of eleven whites.
Narrative Thirty Maraura men killed by a force of 70 heavily armed men authorised by Governor George Grey to seek reprisal for two successful attacks on a party of eleven whites on the banks of the Murray on the Adelaide to Sydney stock route on April 16, 1841.
Sources Grey to Russell, 29 May 1841, with enclosures CO 13/ AJCP 584.
Corroboration Rating ***