Site Name Minnamurra River, South Coast
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -34.633,150.839,0
Date 1 Oct 1818
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6 or more, 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 Settlers / Stockmen
Attacker Details Seven men. Lt Weston, owner of a property at Dapto, Cornelius O’Brien, overseer of William Browne’s property at Yallah and seven labourers and convict workers. .
Motive Reprisal property
Type Of Motive Reprisal property
Weapons Used Muskets, cutlasses and bayonets attached to long sticks.
Narrative Attacked an Aborignal campsite at the river and fired muskets at them.
Sources Depositions to the Sydney Bench, October 24, 1818; Report by Joseph Wild, district constable at Illawarra; Elder 2003: 25-6
Corroboration Rating ***