Site Name Waterloo Creek
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.792,149.451,0
Date 26 Jan 1838
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 40, 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 Mounted Police / Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details 26 Mounted Police under the command of Major Nunn although he appears not to have participated in this particular incident which was vividly described by Sgt. Lee. The police were accompanied by several stockmen and settlers.
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Swords, pistols, carbines
Narrative Mounted police prepared for attack on Aboriginal warriors.
Sources Gunson 1974: 276; BPP 1839: vol.34, Paper 526; HRA, I, xix, 250-6; Milliss 1992:175-80, 183-96; Ryan 2003: 33-43
Corroboration Rating ***