Site Name Clyde and Ouse Rivers (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.459,146.708,0
Date 28 Mar 1829
Attack Time Night
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 Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details A party of settlers and stockmen
Motive Reprisal for digging up potatoes on McPherson's farm
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Unknown
Notes
Narrative In reprisal for Aborignes robbing Mc Pherson's stock hut near Jones' River and wounding a stockman, a party of shepherds and police pursued them and attacked their campsite. A Black woman was injured and taken to New Norfolk and was not expected to live long.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316: 232, 239; CT April 10 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/666503, 1829; HTC April 18 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641992, 1829. (Sources PDF)
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