Site Name Evandale, Paterson's Plains near Launceston
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group North Midlands
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.569,147.245,0
Date Between 1 Dec 1825 and 31 Dec 1825
Attack Time Day
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F 6; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Stockmen
Attacker Details
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets, bayonets, pistols, swords
Narrative According to historian John West, 200 Aboriginal people visited Launceston in December 1825, and ?When crossing Paterson?s Plains they were wantonly fired on by the whites, and in their return some of their women were treated with indescribable brutality'
Sources Shaw 1971: 269. (Sources PDF)
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