Site Name Warroo Massacre, Maranoa Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -27.735,150.317,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1848 and 31 Dec 1848
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 100
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 100 -200, 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 At least 25 armed stockmen on horseback.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative After stockman Tierney was killed by the Bigambul, 25 armed stockmen ambushed a Bigambul camp at night and killed 200 of them and them buried them in a large mound.
Sources Collins 2002: 20-22; Milliss 1980: 71, 201; MacPherson 1879
Corroboration Rating **