Site Name Brewarinna FishTraps, Barwon River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -29.967,146.855,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1859 and 24 Feb 1859
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 20
Aboriginal People Killed Notes MWC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category native police
Attacker Details
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used unknown
Narrative When the 'Gemini'steamer arrived at Brerarrina, the journalist on board, A. Norton noted that 'the native police had been before my visit, and it was common rumpur that the balcks had been shot down without mercy through the district.'
Sources Dargin1976:54-5
Corroboration Rating *