Site Name Hornet Bank Station, Upper Burnett Pastoral District
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -25.757,149.407,0
Date 27 Oct 1857
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 0
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 11
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 8 members of the Fraser family + 3 others, F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category
Attacker Details Aboriginal people from the station murdered the Fraser family.
Motive Retaliation for Fraser son's sexual abuse of Aborignal women.
Type Of Motive Reprisal Aborignal women
Weapons Used
Sources Age, November 20,1857 -; Reid 1980-1: 62-82
Corroboration Rating ***