Site Name Break O'Day Plains
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Oyster Bay
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Waterloo Point
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.348,147.700,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1829 and 31 Jan 1829
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 10
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 10 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/Police/Settlers/Stockmen/Detachment of the 40th Regiment
Attacker Details Detachment of the 40th Regiment; A party of thirty colonists ? comprising constables, soldiers, and neighbours, the master of one of the slain stockkeepers, John Radford and James Gumm.
Motive Reprisal for attack on John Allen's farm
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets with bayonets
Narrative After robberies allegedly commited by Aborigines on various farms, roving and military parties set out in pursuit. Nine Aborgines were killed and three taken near St Paul's River and ten shot and two taken near the Eastern Marshes.
Sources LA February 9 -, 1829. (Sources PDF)
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