Site Name Haunted Creek
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Tatungalung or Brabralung
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -37.482,147.830,0
Date Between 1 Nov 1843 and 1 Jun 1844
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 60
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 60 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 Omeo and Mokellumbeets and Tinnermitum and their allies and Christians (meaning white men)
Attacker Details Omeo and Mokellumbeets and Tinnermitum and their allies and Christians (meaning white men)
Motive Unknown
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used
Notes
Narrative This incident was originally reported in G.A. Robinson's Report of a Journey of Two Thousand Two Hundred Miles to the Tribes of the Coast and Eastern Interior during the Year 1844, (Mackaness 1941: 13). Gippsland historian P.D. Gardner re-read the report in 1995 and considered that the high number of Aboriginal deaths was not customary in Aboriginal society and that Robinson's statement: 'best forget the whole sale slaughter by Christians', was a clue to the organisation of the slaughter by white people.
Sources Mackaness 1941: 13; Gardner 1995: 40-51; Clark 1998d: 102.
Corroboration Rating ***