Site Name Quamby Bluff
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Port Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.660,146.700,0
Date 3 Jul 1827
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 100
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 100 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 Military / Stockmen
Attacker Details Corporals William Shiner and James Lingren from 40th Regt; stockmen Thomas Baker, James Cubit, Henry Smith, William White
Motive Revenge for murder of stockmen
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets, bayonets, pistols
Narrative Over a period of 18 days, Shiner and his party killed nearly 100 Pallittorre [Port Sorell] in response to the killing of 3 stockmen.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316, 15-37; Plomley 1966: 219; Breen 2001: 27; Ryan 2008: 493. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***