Site Name Hunter Valley, The Bridgman Estate, Fal Brook
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -32.331,151.127,0
Date 1 Sep 1826
Attack Time Dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 18
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 18, 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 Gov. Official / Military/ Settler / Stockmen / Ab. Trackers
Attacker Details Magistrate Robert Scott and party of 5 soldiers, 4 stockmen and 4 Aboriginal trackers armed and on horseback.
Motive Reprisal stockmen
Type Of Motive Reprisal stockman
Weapons Used Muskets and horses
Notes
Narrative Reprisal for the death of two men at Richard Alcorn's hut. Alcorn was overseer for Capt. Robert Lethbridge. His wife and children were also in the hut. Magistrate Robert Scott led a party including 5 military, 4 settlers and 4 Aboriginal trackers. They came upon an Aboriginal camp early in the morning killing at least 18 people and wounding more. Some members of the party were wounded.
Sources Australian, September 23, 1826: 3 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/4248925; NSW GovernorsÂ’ Despatches ML A1197, vol.8, p.344; Dunn 2015: 212-14
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