Site Name Upper Clyde River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.322,146.836,0
Date Between 1 Apr 1830 and 8 Apr 1830
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6 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
Attacker Details Military patrol ambush
Motive Reprisal for Aborigines attack on settler's hut for flour
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets with bayonets
Narrative Military patrol ambushed an Aboriginal camp and killed and wounded at least 6.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316:189. (Sources PDF)
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