Site Name Yandilla and Tummaville
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.878,151.360,0
Date Between 1 Oct 1842 and 31 Dec 1842
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 Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Sydenham Russell, Ralph Gore, Domville Taylor and at least three stockmen.
Motive Aboriginal clan (numbering 300) allegedly caught rounding up a mob of cattle in broad daylight. Reported as a ‘set to’.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used
Narrative Mounted charge at Aboriginal clan.
Sources French 1989: 102; Russell 1888: 238-9, 348
Corroboration Rating **