In May 1824, [responding to new settlers on their land], the Wiradjuri killed seven stockmen in an audacious series of attacks…[Five settlers] rode out armed with four muskets and a sword. They returned that evening claiming that they had not seen any Aborigines. When three bodies were discovered two weeks later, the men admitted they had killed them during a skirmish with 30 spear-wielding warriors.

The five were charged with manslaughter and found not guilty, though Saxe Bannister, New South Wales Attorney General, wondered, if they had truly fought a group of men, why the bodies found were of three women?

— John Connor, “The Frontier War That Never Was.” Zombie Myths of Australian Military History.