Site Name Turtle Head Island, 10 kms south of Somerset, Cape York
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Yadhaigana
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -10.625
Longitude 142.639
Date Between 1 Jan 1867 and 31 Dec 1867
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People: Aboriginal
Victims Killed 10
Victims Killed Notes M
Attackers Aboriginal People: Stockman/Drover
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Weapons Used Firearms
Narrative Magistrate Frank Jardine's Aboriginal stockman killed 10 Yadhaigana at Turtle Head Island, 20 kms south of Somerset, in reprisal for disturbing cattle.
Sources Sharp 1992:41; Bottoms 2013: 128. (Sources PDF)
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