Site Name Richmond, Coal River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Oyster Bay
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Richmond
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.765,147.455,0
Date Between 1 Mar 1829 and 5 Mar 1829
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F; 1 man taken prisoner and son after died.
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Police?
Attacker Details Police patrol?
Motive Unknown
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets with bayonets
Notes 1 Aboriginal man taken prisoner
Narrative A report in the Hobart Town Courier stated that: 'One black native was brought in on Friday being one of a party of six, the five others were shot in the pursuit." The Oyster Bay man died shortly afterwards.
Sources HTC March 7 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641947, 1829. (Sources PDF)
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