Site NameGlengyle station, Channel Country
This massacre is part of a group of massacres
Aboriginal Place Name
Language GroupPita Pita
Present State/TerritoryQLD
Colony/State/Territory at the timeQLD
Police DistrictBedourie
Latitude-24.777
Longitude139.133
DateBetween 1 Apr 1879 and 30 Apr 1879
Attack TimeDay
VictimsAboriginal People
Victim DescriptionsAboriginal
Victims Killed29
Victims Killed NotesMen women and children- 'a large camp of niggers'
AttackersColonisers
Attacker DescriptionsGovernment Official(s), Native Police
Attackers Killed0
Attackers Killed Notes
TransportHorse
MotiveReprisal
Weapons UsedSnider(s)
NarrativeAfter the Annandale station massacre of 5 March 1879, Sub-inspector Kaye and three native police troopers, patrolled the Herbert River to Glengyle station and 'dispersed a large camp of niggers as punishment for the alleged killing of a stockman on the station, named Scott about a month previously.' (Queenslander, 1879, p 668) The survivors fled over the border to South Australia.
SourcesQueenslander, The, 24 May 1879, p 668 ; Bottoms 2013, pp 71-2. (Sources PDF)
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