Site Name Ducie River, Cape York
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -12.017
Longitude 142.166
Date Between 1 Jan 1902 and 31 Dec 1902
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 6
Victims Killed Notes several Aboriginal men'
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Native police led by constable John Hoole, shot dead 'several Aboriginal men' and burnt the bodies to remove the evidence.
Sources Richards 2008:35; (Sources PDF)
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