John McIntyre was a man who competed for food and killed several Indigenous Australians, including the Bidijigal tribe. He also frequently shot and ate totem animals revered as spirit ancestors, as well as, trespassing on tribal land. Pemulwuy speared John McIntyre as revenge for his people. Pemulwuy's spear was believed to have small pieces of red stone that remained in McIntyre's body after he was speared. He later died from a perforated lung and several broken bones.