Site Name Clyde and Ouse Rivers (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Latitude -42.459
Longitude 146.708
Date 28 Mar 1829
Attack Time night
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 9
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 9 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: field police, settlers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, Muskets
Narrative In reprisal for Aborigines robbing McPherson's stock hut near Jones' River, digging up potatoes on McPherson's farm and wounding a stockman, a party of shepherds and police pursued them and attacked their campsite, killing 9 Aboriginal people. A Black woman was injured and taken to New Norfolk and was not expected to live long.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316: 232, 239; CT April 10 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/666503, 1829; HTC April 18 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641992, 1829. (Sources PDF)
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