Site Name Maria massacre, Mission Beach
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djurun
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.924,146.097,0
Date Between 1 Mar 1872 and 10 Mar 1872
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 0
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 14
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed men by Djurun
Attacker Category Djurun
Attacker Details Djurun warriors
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used clubs, spears
Narrative Following the wreck of the brig 'Maria' on Bramble reef, 14 survivors were killed by Djurun near Tam O'Shanter Point.
Sources Forster 1872:13-14; NSW V&P 1872 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***