Site Name Umbercollie Station, MacIntyre River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.317,150.080,0
Date Between 1 Jun 1848 and 30 Jun 1848
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 12
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M at least 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 Stockmen
Attacker Details A posse of stockmen organised by John Marks in revenge for the killing of his son in 1847.
Motive Part of the extended punitive expedition organised by John Marks to avenge the killing of his son, Johnny on 10 September 1847.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used
Narrative Following the massacre of twelve Aboriginal people at Callandoon station by squatter James Mark and a detahcment of native police in 1846, Mark continued his ramapage into 1847 and shot a further 12 Aboriginal people at Umbercollie station.
Sources Maitland Circuit Court Depositions March/April 1849; Tonge, n.d.: 22-4; Copland 1990: 58-9
Corroboration Rating ***