Site Name Clyde and Ouse Rivers (2)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Latitude -42.316
Longitude 146.886
Date 10 Mar 1830
Attack Time
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M 6 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Field Police, Settler, Stockkeepers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, blades, bayonets
Narrative In a report to Thomas Anstey, the police magistrate at Oatlands, the leader of one roving party said that the leader of another, "fired at a party of natives. He had no recourse left but to fire at them and by the traces of blood some of them were wounded if not mortally." Six Aboriginal people were killed.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316:189 (Sources PDF)
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