Site Name St Paul’s River, East Coast
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Oyster Bay
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Waterloo Point
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.814,147.870,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1829 and 31 Jan 1829
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 9 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F; 3 abducted
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category
Attacker Details Unspecified - settlers?
Motive
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms / Abduction
Notes 3 taken
Narrative A report in the Launceston Advertiser stated that: “Nine were killed and three were taken, near St Paul’s River.”
Sources L A February 9, 1829 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/8721080. (Sources PDF)
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