Site Name The 'Maria' massacre, Mission Beach
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Djurun
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -17.924
Longitude 146.097
Date Between 1 Mar 1872 and 10 Mar 1872
Attack Time day
Victims Colonisers
Victims Killed 14
Victims Killed Notes Killed men by Djurun
Attackers Aboriginal People: Aboriginal
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Foot
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used clubs, spears
Narrative Following the wreck of the brig 'Maria' on Bramble reef, 14 survivors were killed by Djurun near Tam O'Shanter Point.
Sources Forster 1872:13-14; NSW V&P 1872 (Sources PDF)
Corroboration Rating ***