Chief Constable Andrew Thompson leads an assault by a large body of settlers from the Green Hills port to “pacify” Branch natives on the west side of the Nepean, who they met while climbing into the mountains towards Springwood. Yaragowhy is shot and dies in the attack. He had gone ahead of the settlers to warn his people. There was only one settler across the Nepean River. Sergeant Obadiah Ikin lived peacefully with local Aborigal people. After the massacre, he sells his land. (Sydney Gazette, 28 April 1805; Ford p72).