Site Name Blue Mud Bay
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony SA
Present State/Territory NT
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -13.341,135.866,0
Date Between 8 Aug 1875 and 9 Aug 1875
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes More than 40
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 1
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Walker
Attacker Category
Attacker Details Aboriginal group + members of prospecting expedition
Motive
Type Of Motive
Weapons Used Firearms, stone spears
Notes
Narrative At 11pm on August 8, an Aboriginal group surprised a camp and wounded Walker mortally, injuring another man. In reprisal more than 40 Aboriginal people were killed.
Sources NTTG, October 30 1875; Reid 1990: 69.
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