Site Name Clunie
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Nundadjali or Mardidjali
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -37.172,141.598,0
Date Between 1 Nov 1843 and 30 Nov 1843
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M6 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
Motive Reprisal for Aboriginal attacks on livestock
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Six Aborigines were shot by the Native Police. According to Ricketts, Aboriginal attacks were driving him insolvent. The incident followed another a few days earlier in which Ricketts shot three Aborigines.
Sources Critchett 1990: 253; Shaw 1996: 132. (Sources PDF)
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