Site Name Ouse River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Latitude -42.481
Longitude 146.715
Date Between 1 Oct 1829 and 31 Oct 1829
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 10
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 7 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Military, Field Police, Settler, Stockkeeper
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M 7?shepherds and colonists, F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, blades, cutlass
Narrative After a series of attacks by Aborigines on shepherds’ huts and the killing of seven of them, the historian James Bonwick was later told that 'without warning an expedition was fitted out in the night and a terrible slaughter took place.'
Sources Bonwick 1870: 66. (Sources PDF)
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