Site Name Clunie
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Nundadjali or Mardidjali
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District Portland
Latitude -37.172
Longitude 141.598
Date Between 1 Nov 1843 and 30 Nov 1843
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes Killed: M6 F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes Killed:M F;Wounded:M F
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Six Aborigines were shot by the Native Police. According to Ricketts, Aboriginal attacks were driving him insolvent. The incident followed another a few days earlier in which Ricketts shot three Aborigines. Carried out in reprisal for Aboriginal attacks on livestock.
Sources Critchett 1990: 253; Shaw 1996: 132. (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating **