Site Name Dairy Plains Meander River (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Port Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Latitude -41.593
Longitude 146.521
Date Between 1 Dec 1827 and 31 Dec 1827
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 9, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Stockkeepers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets
Narrative According to a historian of the VDL Co, a group of its employees, taking 11 pairs of oxen from Launceston to Circular Head, were attacked by a “strong party of Natives who were however ‘severely handled’.”
Sources Lennox 1990: 170. (Sources PDF)
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