Site Name Tam O'Shanter Point, Mission Beach
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djurun
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.906,146.097,0
Date Between 15 Mar 1872 and 31 Mar 1872
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 43
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed Men Women,Child
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native Police
Attacker Details Native police
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used carbines
Narrative Native police led by Sub Inspector RA Inspector Johnstone shot dead Djuru alleged to have been involved in 'Maria' massacre.
Sources Bottoms 2013:134-6; (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **