Site Name Clyde River (2)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Latitude -42.244
Longitude 147.118
Date Between 22 Aug 1830 and 27 Aug 1830
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F; includes capture of Petelega
Attackers Colonisers: stock keepers, servants
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F;
Transport Foot
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, blades, bayonets
Narrative A report in the Colonial Times said that the stock-keepers and servants of settler Captain Woods had killed several Aborigines and captured Petelega, a “chief”. When government agent G.A. Robinson visited the area in November 1831, he was informed that the servants of settler, H.M. Howells “had shot several natives. Mr Sinnott said he saw two men and one woman laying on a hill that had been shot.”
Sources CT, September 3 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/666800, October 15 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/666839 1830; Plomley 1966: 506 (Sources PDF)
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