Site Name Blencoe Falls, Kirrama, Valley of Lagoons Station
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -18.229
Longitude 145.54
Date Between 1 Jan 1872 and 31 Dec 1872
Attack Time morning
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 11
Victims Killed Notes M 8 W3
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Firearms, carbines
Narrative One morning before daylight a mob of Blacks on Valley of Lagoons station were attacked by Native police without warning. 'Several were shot and two Gins taken away. The bodies of the slain Gins appear to have been buried but the naked bodies of 8 dead men, one grey haired, were left exposed on the roadside till they stank.'
Sources Brisbane Courier, 10 August 1872 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1293153; Bottoms 2013:137 (Sources PDF)
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