Site NameHornet Bank aftermath (3)
This massacre is part of a group of massacres
Aboriginal Place Name
Language GroupYiman
Present State/TerritoryQLD
Colony/State/Territory at the timeNSW
Police DistrictTaroom
Latitude-27.199
Longitude148.747
DateBetween 1 Apr 1858 and 30 Apr 1858
Attack TimeDay
VictimsAboriginal People
Victim DescriptionsAboriginal
Victims Killed70
Victims Killed NotesMWC
AttackersColonisers
Attacker DescriptionsNative Police
Attackers Killed0
Attackers Killed Notes
TransportHorse
MotiveReprisal
Weapons UsedCarbine(s), Cutlass/Cutlasses
NarrativeFollowing the massacre of the Fraser family at Hornet Bank station on the Dawson River in November 1857, three large scale reprisals of the Yiman people took place. The first was carried out by a posse of local settlers; and the second by two surviving men of the Fraser family. The third was carried out by detachments of native police who hunted the Yiman down from the ranges of the Upper Dawson River in April 1858. It is estimated a minimum of 70 Yiman were killed (Richards 2008, pp 63-4).
SourcesRichards 2008, pp 63-4. (Sources PDF)
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