Site Name Dairy Plains Meander River (4)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Port Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.539,146.644,0
Date Between 1 Dec 1825 and 31 Dec 1825
Attack Time Day
Aboriginal People Killed 14
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 14 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 Aboriginal
Attacker Details Dolly Dalrymple Briggs - co-habiting with James Cubit
Motive Defending stock-hut and James Cubit
Type Of Motive Defence
Weapons Used Firearm
Narrative Aboriginal woman Dolly Dalrymple Briggs, who lived with stock-keeper James Cubit, defended a stock hut from attack by Pallittorre warriors who were seeking revenge for Cubit?s killing of Pallittore. They had previously speared and wounded Cubit three times.
Sources Plomley 1966: 219; CSO 1/316: 1831, August 24; Plomley 1991: 125; Crawford, Ellis and Stancombe 1962: 24,35; Breen 1996: 116. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***