Warrigal Creek

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Warrigal Creek is a creek and area in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

Warrigal Creek massacre[edit]

In July 1843 Ronald Macallister was killed by Aborigines near Port Albert. To avenge his death a party of whites led by a rich squatter attacked a group of Aborigines. It is thought that over 60 people were killed in this action. After an escalation of killing between settlers and Aborigines an uncertain number of Aborigines were killed at Warrigal Creek, one of the Gippsland massacres. The massacre was led by Scotsman Angus McMillan, leading a company of the Highland Brigade. Though the number of deaths is unknown, it is thought to be at least 150.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • The Book of the Bush
  • "The Settling of Gippsland - A Regional History", by Patrick Morgan, published by Gippsland Municipalities Association, Traralgon, 1997 ISBN 0-646-33857-9
  • Gardner, Peter, 'The Warrigal Creek massacre', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, pp. 47–51, June, 1980.

Coordinates: 37°40′14″S 146°39′57″E / 37.67056°S 146.66583°E / -37.67056; 146.66583