Site Name Mt Haldon, Darling Downs
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.843,152.262,0
Date 27 Jul 1843
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 Gov. Official / Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Christopher Rolleston, CCL Darling Downs and party.
Motive Revenge for killing of Richard White, a free shepherd on Sibley and King’s Haldon run.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used
Narrative Cornered in daylight in the Range scrub
Sources French 1989:104; Rolleston to Col Sec, August 15, 1843 and October 12, 1843, CCL Correspondence 1843, SRNSW, 4/2601
Corroboration Rating ***