Site Name Koonchera Waterhole (Clifton Hills)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -26.685,139.504,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1899
Attack Time day
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes 40+
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category settler posse
Attacker Details
Motive
Type Of Motive reprisal for killing bullocks
Weapons Used repeating rifles
Notes
Narrative Punitive expedition undertaken to avenge cattle stealing. Led to a larege scale massacre of the Mindiri and Wardumba people.
Sources Hercus 1977: 56-62.
Corroboration Rating ***