Site Name Irvinebank, inland from Cairns
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -17.443
Longitude 145.221
Date Between 1 Oct 1884 and 31 Oct 1884
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Native police led by Sub-Inspector William Nichols & Caded Roland Garraway killed at least 6 Aboriginal people at Irvinebank, inland from Cairns.
Sources Richards 2008:33; Brisbane Courier, November 14, 1884 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3436110;Genever 1996:16. (Sources PDF)
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