Site Name Coast opposite Dunk Is.
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djurun
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.944,146.091,0
Date Between 12 Mar 1872 and 31 Mar 1872
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 45
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed Men WomenC
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category sailors
Attacker Details sailors
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used carbines
Narrative Sailors from ship Governor Blackall killed Djuru alleged to be perpetrators of Maria massacre.
Sources Bottoms 2013:134-6; (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **