Circus Waters Massacre
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The wati [Aboriginal men] saw their camels and killed one with a kurlarta [spear]. There was a really big fight ... Two of the white men were killed but one man got away with the camels. Three or four wati were killed.
Ian Newberry, Warakurna community, 2012
In January 1900, Henry Hill’s prospecting party passed through the Rawlinson Range, stopping at Circus Waters.
Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett, born 1956 at Wurturu, a rock-hole near Kaltukatjarra (Docker River), Tjarurru skin group
Judith Yinyika Chambers, born 1958 at Mitjika, a rock-hole near Wanarn, Purungu skin group
Delilah Shepherd, born 1974, Karimarra skin group