Site Name Yarramanbah, Liverpool Plains
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -31.815,150.379,0
Date Between 1 Sep 1827 and 31 Oct 1827
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F; Many more ‘skeletons were seen’ by squatter Alexander Bell.
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Stockmen
Attacker Details 10 Stockmen
Motive Reprisal property Reprisal property
Type Of Motive Reprisal attack
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative At least ten men were ivolved in the attack on an Aborignal camp in reprisal for the loss of cattle. Three men, ‘Captain Pike’ and two others nicknamed ‘The Barber’ and ‘The Londoner’ were ‘remarkably active’ in the affair. The incident was not followed up.
Sources Millis 1992: 78-82; SRNSW 4/1983: CSR 28/7772, Letters Received 1828; Dunn to McLeay, May 6, 1828; Sadlier to McLeay, September 19, 1828
Corroboration Rating ***