Site Name Slaughterhouse Creek, Gwydir River, near Bingara. Liverpool Plains PD
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.735,150.317,0
Date 1 May 1838
Attack Time Dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 300
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M 300 (?), 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 Stockmen
Attacker Details Fifteen heavily armed stockmen.
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Swords pistols cutlasses and shotguns
Narrative Positioned themselves on the slopes of the ravine for dawn attack on Aboriginal camp below on the creek bed.
Sources Milliss 1992: 200-3
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