Site Name Rosewood Scrub, Moreton Bay Pastoral Districrt
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.557,152.584,0
Date Between 1 Sep 1843 and 31 Oct 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 / Military/ Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Crown Lands Commissioners, Christopher Rolleston and Stephen Simpson joined with a vigilante group of settlers and Lt Johnstone and 10 soldiers from the 99th Regiment.
Motive Revenge for the Battle of One tree Hill
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative They chased a large group of Aboriginal people led by Multuggerah into the Rosewood Scrub, following the ‘Battle of One Tree Hill’.
Sources SMH October 12, 1843: 3 -; Copland et al. 2006: 25-6
Corroboration Rating ***