Site Name Fitzroy River (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dhauwurd wurrung
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -38.210,141.769,0
Date Between 1 Sep 1843 and 10 Sep 1843
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 10
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 10 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 Native Police
Attacker Details A party of Native Police
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Unspecified
Narrative While Native Police were out searching for lost sheep they killed ten Aboriginal people.
Sources Shaw 1996: 132; Critchett 1990: 252. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***