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A Gippsland massacre

They drove the abos in to a bend beside Warragal [sic] Creek homestead and killed all that were there. Then they loaded the bodies into bullock drays and took them up into the sandhills about half a mile away and buried them …

(Old Gippsland resident describing the Warrigal Creek massacre near Port Albert, 1843, when between 60 and 150 Indigenous Australians were killed in revenge for the murder of a settler: quoted in Don Watson, Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontiers of Australia, p. 221)