Site Name Angel's Beach, East Ballina
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -28.859,153.593,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1853 and 31 Dec 1854
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 30
Aboriginal People Killed Notes men, women &children
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category native police
Attacker Details native police led by white officers
Motive Reprisal for alleged killing o
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used carbines
Narrative Reprisal for alleged killing of white men north of the Tweed River. No evidence that the Bundjaling at Angels beach were involved. A Memorial to the massacre was erected in 2001.
Sources Ainsworth 1987: 45-6
Corroboration Rating **