Site Name Badu Island, Torres Strait
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -10.085
Longitude 142.164
Date Between 1 Aug 1834 and 31 Aug 1834
Attack Time day
Victims Colonisers
Victims Killed 11
Victims Killed Notes 9M1W2C
Attackers Aboriginal People
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport
Motive
Weapons Used hatchets, axes
Narrative The wreck of the Charles Eaton led the local Aboriginal warriors to massacre 15 survivors. They included the ship's captain, an Indian army officer, his wife and some of their children. A son and some of the crew survived.
Sources McInnes 1983: 21-50; Mullins 1994:22-3; SH October 29, 1836 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12862565; http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12862560. (Sources PDF)
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