Repulsing the Kamilaroi

Repulsing the Kamilaroi. Blaxland observes graves near present day Broke in the Hunter Valley from “an affray” between the “Comleroy” (Kamilaroi) and “Wollombi” tribes where “four men and two women” of the former were “slain”. That same year, “not less than sixty” Aborigines are seen along the Great North Road painting their bodies “in a most fantastic manner with a substance that resembles pipe clay” preparing “to wage war”. One of the “Wollombi tribe” criticises a former naval officer, William Breton man for his inability to throw a spear which he had traded to him for tobacco”. (Ford 448).