Site Name Convincing Ground, Portland Bay
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dhauwurd wurrung
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District Portland
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -38.253,141.733,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1834 and 31 Dec 1834
Attack Time daytime
Aboriginal People Killed 20
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 20, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Whalers
Attacker Details
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Attack on Kilcarer gundidj (Dhauwurd wurrung speakers?) for taking whale.
Sources Clark ID 1995:17-22; Anderson, 2006:137-147; Clark ID 2011:79-109 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***