Site Name West Tamar
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Port Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District George Town
Latitude -41.325
Longitude 146.964
Date 18 Feb 1829
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 7
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: soldiers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, blades, bayonets
Narrative A report in the Colonial Times stated that a military party was attacked by Aborigines at West Tamar and that in the engagement seven Aborigines were killed. The next day the military officer denied the incident in the Hobart Town Courier.
Sources CT, February 27, 1829 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page666478; HTC February 28, 1829 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641939. (Sources PDF)
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