Site Name Ducie River, Cape York
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -12.017,142.166,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1902 and 31 Dec 1902
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes several Aboriginal men'
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 constable John Hoole, shot dead 'several Aboriginal men' and burnt the bodies to remove the evidence.
Sources Richards 2008:35; (Sources PDF)
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