Site Name Callandoon Station MacIntyre River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.525,150.152,0
Date Between 1 Oct 1847 and 31 Oct 1847
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 12
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 12, 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
Attacker Details Mounted Police from Warialda
Motive Part of the extended punitive expedition organised by James Marks to avenge the killing of his son, Johnny on 10 September 1847.
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative Following the massacre of forty Aborignal people at Boonall Station by squatter James Mark in retaliation for the Aborigines' killing of his son, he continued his revenge rampage with native police and shot more Aborignal people at Callandoon station.
Sources Tonge, n.d. 22-4.
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