Site Name Clyde River (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Oatlands
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.316,146.886,0
Date 10 Mar 1830
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 10
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 10 unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Police / Settlers ? / Stockmen?
Attacker Details Two roving parties
Motive Unknown
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets with bayonets
Notes
Narrative In a report to Thomas Anstey, the police magistrate at Oatlands, the leader of one roving party said that the leader of another, “fired at a party of natives. He had no recourse left but to fire at them [Aboriginal people] and by the traces of plenty of blood some of them were wounded if not mortally.”
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316:189.
Corroboration Rating **