Site Name St Paul’s River, East Coast
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Oyster Bay
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Waterloo Point
Latitude -41.814
Longitude 147.87
Date Between 1 Jan 1829 and 31 Jan 1829
Attack Time dawn
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 9
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 9 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F; 3 abducted
Attackers Colonisers: soldiers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative A report in the Launceston Advertiser stated that: “Nine were killed and three were taken, near St Paul’s River.” Carried out by a party of soldiers on patrol.
Sources LA February 9, 1829 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/8721080. (Sources PDF)
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