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Rufus River Massacre
Date27 August 1841
LocationRufus River
Result British victory
British colonists aboriginal Australians
Casualties and losses
at least 30

The Rufus River Massacre was a massacre of aboriginals that took place in 1841 along the Rufus River near Wentworth.[1] It was the result of six months of guerrilla warfare by the local aboriginal people who blocked an overlander route through their land.[2][3]


  1. "Rufus River", Visit NSW accessed 19 February 2014
  2. "Rufus River Massacre", Culture Victoria accessed 19 February 2014
  3. "Rufus River Massacre", Murray River Heritage accessed 19 February 2014

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