Jonathan Warner, Magistrate reports

Visiting Magistrate to Brisbane Water, Jonathan Warner, reports to government the presence of more than sixty warriors from the Maitland-Black Creek area who had come to make “war on the Lake Macquarie tribe”. It is not known if this was the motive for their raids, but no “war” resulted and most “pillaging” was carried out on settlers of the area. (Turner & Blyton, The Aboriginals of Lake Macquarie, 1995, 36-37)