Site Name Breelong, near Gilgandra
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -31.737,148.749,0
Date 20 Jul 1900
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 0
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 8
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes WC
Attacker Category Aboriginal men
Attacker Details Jimmy Governor & Jacky Underwood
Motive reprisal for racist behaviour
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used nulla nulla, tomahawk
Narrative At 10pm on 20 July 1900, Jimmy Governor and Jacky Underwood, slaughtered 7 members of the Mawbey family and the governess, at the Mawbey homestead at Breelong in reprisal for racist insults they ,made to Jimmy's wife and for non-payment of splitting wood for fencing.
Sources Nepean Times, July 28, 1900; Durane & Gloucester Advertsier, July 31, 1900; Muswellbrook Chronicle,Oct 6, 1900; SMH, Nov 24, 1900; Singleton Argus,Jan 19, 1900.
Corroboration Rating ***