Site Name Lagoon Lower Marshes near Jordan River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.339,147.188,0
Date Between 1 Mar 1827 and 31 Mar 1827
Attack Time Day
Aboriginal People Killed 17
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 17 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 1
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 1 Stockman, William Walker F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Stockmen
Attacker Details A party of stockmen
Motive Revenge for the murder of fellow stockman, William Walker
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets, with bayonets, pistols
Notes
Narrative Following the killing of stockman William Walker on the Den Hill road near Bothwell on 4 March 1828, government agent G.A. Robinson was told by nearby settler Robert Barr, that in reprisal, a group of stockmen ‘killed seventeen Natives; that they had first killed seven and they then followed them to a lagoon and killed ten more. The Natives could not get away.’
Sources TAHO CSO 1/323, 113; HTC, 15 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641575, 22 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641580 March, 1828; Plomley 2008: 537.
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