Site Name Warlupany - East Kimberley
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Worla, Kitja
Colony WA
Present State/Territory WA
Police District East Kimberley
Latitude -17.332
Longitude 127.883
Date Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1899
Attack Time Day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 10
Victims Killed Notes 10-20
Attackers Colonisers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Rifles
Narrative Jack Britten – Warlupany 'And Warlupany, I never tell you this for Warlupany, just the other side of Violet Valley. That’s the other place they bin catch em again, big mob of people. They reckon ‘oh lightning knocking em now, they shooting them everywhere.’ Some fella come up cry with that dead body, he lay top of that dead bodies again, all that. Just other side of Violet Valley. Bamboo we call it, Bamboo Creek. Just off Koondooloo River, well Spring Creek now, right up at head of it, by the hills. That hill come around right round close up la Violet Valley. End of the river. Some people bin getting shot there, everywhere. They don’t know whats coming. They didn’t know what to get away or just…[end] [ Ross and Bray, 1989:16.]
Sources Ross and Bray, 1989:16. Ryan 2001: 71-75. (Sources PDF)
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