Site Name Dairy Plains Meander River (2)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Port Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.551,146.481,0
Date 13 Jun 1827
Attack Time Dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 9 unspecified, F; 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 Armed stockmen
Motive Attack to avenge the murder of Thomas Baker
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets, bayonets, pistols
Narrative Nine Aborigines killed in a dawn raid in reprisal for the attempted killing of Thomas Baker, overseer to David Gibson.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316, 15-37; Plomley 1966: 219; Ryan 2007: 491. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **