Site Name Upper Clyde River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Latitude -42.322
Longitude 146.836
Date Between 1 Apr 1830 and 8 Apr 1830
Attack Time night
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: Military
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Transport Foot
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, muskets, blades, bayonets
Narrative A military patrol ambushed an Aboriginal camp and killed and wounded at least 6 in reprisal for an Aboriginal attack on a settler's hut for flour.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316:189. (Sources PDF)
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