Site Name Emu Creek
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dhauwurd wurrung or Wulluwurrung
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -37.921,141.411,0
Date Between 1 Mar 1842 and 15 May 1842
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M5 F4; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 2
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M2 - Donald McKenzie, a settler and Frederick Edinge, his hut keeper, F;Wounded: M F
Attacker Category unknown
Attacker Details unknown
Motive Reprisal for killing settler Donald McKenzie and hut keeper Frederick Edinge.
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms
Notes
Narrative
Sources Thomas Papers, ML item 21; Robinson Papers vol.57, p.46, ms A 7078 ML; Critchett 1990: 250; Clark ID 1995: 46; Shaw 1996: 131.
Corroboration Rating ***