Site Name Normanton
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.602,140.948,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1887 and 31 Dec 1887
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native police
Attacker Details Native police
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used firearms
Narrative Native police led by Lyndon Poingdestre shot dead 6 Aboriginal people and burnt the bodies. With evidence destroyed, no conviction was recorded.
Sources Richards 2008:34; (Sources PDF)
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