Site Name Bogan River beyond Mt Harris
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -31.562,147.177,0
Date Between 1 Oct 1841 and 31 Oct 1841
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M more than 6, 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 Mounted Police led by Corporal Reilly, squatter Jospeh Moulder, Andre Kerr, overseer and William Carr, stockman on squatter William Lee’s run.
Motive To avenge the killling of 3 servants.
Type Of Motive Reprisal shepherds
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative After the killing of overseer Robert Roach and William Moreton and Abraham Fearnham, sent by Moulder to establish a new station on the Bogan River and against instructions to leave the water for the Ngiyampaa, the Mounted Police and party avenged the deaths of thee three men.
Sources SMH August 24, 1842 -; Mitchell 1848: 30; Reece 1974:51; Muir 2014: 39
Corroboration Rating **