Site Name Hornet Bank aftermath
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -25.757,149.407,0
Date Between 1 Nov 1857 and 30 Nov 1857
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 80
Aboriginal People Killed Notes MWC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Squatters
Attacker Details Squatters & overseers
Motive reprisal for Hornet Bank massacre
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used muskets, pistols
Narrative Geo Lang said that local squatters and their 'confidential overseers' shot 'upwards of eighty men,women and children' in the aftermath of Hornet Bank Massacre.
Sources Geo Lang to GS Lang, 31/03/1858, ML M-A63; Richards 2008:23
Corroboration Rating ***