Site Name Linnekar Gorge [Turner Station]
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kitja, Jaru
Colony WA
Present State/Territory WA
Police District East Kimberley
Latitude -17.802
Longitude 128.699
Date Between 1 Jan 1896 and 31 Dec 1896
Attack Time Day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 10
Victims Killed Notes 10-15
Attackers Colonisers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Incineration
Narrative Early 1896 David Turner – Linnekar Gorge 'Well, we got (story) some of them people got shot la Linnekar Gorge (On former Turner Station). Kartiya [white people] bin come there to shoot blackfellas for no reason. Gather all the blackfellas and tie em up with chains. Told em blackfellas to get all the wood. Stack em on the wood heap. With the chains - started shooting the blackfellas with the chains (still on). They had a bottle of kerosene and just pour em on and burn it up.' [Ross and Bray 1989:.19.]
Sources Ross and Bray 1989:19. (Sources PDF)
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