Site Name Break O'Day Plains
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Oyster Bay
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Waterloo Point
Latitude -42.348
Longitude 147.7
Date Between 1 Jan 1829 and 31 Jan 1829
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 10
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 10 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: soldiers, field police,settlers, stock-keepers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, blades, bayonets
Narrative After robberies allegedly commited by Aborigines on various farms (including an attack on John Allen's farm), roving and military parties set out in pursuit. Ten Aborgines were shot and two taken near the Eastern Marshes. Carried out by a detachment of the 40th Regiment, a party of thirty colonists – comprising constables, soldiers, and neighbours, the master of one of the slain stockkeepers, John Radford and James Gumm.
Sources LA February 9 -, 1829. (Sources PDF)
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