Site Name Dora Dora Station, Table Top Mountain
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -35.985,147.350,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1836 and 31 Dec 1836
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 12
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 12 Wiradjuri men, women and children, 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 Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Led by Settler John Jobbins, owner of Cumberoona Station. Unknown number of armed men on horseback.
Motive Reprisal stockmen
Type Of Motive Reprisal stockmen
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative Two stockmen were killed by Wiradjuri men on Thologolong station. Settler reprisals resulted in the Dora Dora massacre of at least 12 Wiradjuri men, women and children. ‘the attack was led by John Jobbins, owner of adjoining Cumberoona station, a man who quickly gained a reputation for his extreme violence. Cumberoona’s lands were principal camping grounds for Wiradjuri peoples, ‘but Jobbins declared that the land was his, exclusively, and that harsh punishment would be administered to those that did not comply.’
Sources Smethwick 2003: 2; Schneider 2016: 29
Corroboration Rating **