Myall Creek Massacre. Atrocities continue throughout the region with Gooris usually spearing individual white men, along with sheep and cattle and plundering food supplies. The white response is more orchestrated and as pointed out by Elder: “Throughout 1836 and 1837 the frontier skirmishes reached a level that the settlers found unacceptable. They felt that too much effort was being expended in removing the Aborigines from the land; the settlers were constantly seeking new runs and the Aborigines were constantly resisting”. (Elder, 1988: 65 ).