Site Name Waterloo Bay, Elliston, Eyre Peninsula
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Wirangu
Colony SA
Present State/Territory SA
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -33.645,134.885,0
Date 27 May 1849
Attack Time Day
Aboriginal People Killed 10
Aboriginal People Killed Notes 10+ MWC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Settler posse
Attacker Details
Motive Reprisal for killing 2 settlers and taking rations.
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative Reprisal for killing 2 settlers and taking food. Settler posse chased gorup of Wirangu people to Waterloo Bay and shot and killed at least 10 as they sought refuge in the bushes down the headland.
Sources Foster et.all 2001L: 44-73;Burgoyne 2000:114; Gage:2017
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