Site Name Source of the Jordan River, Lake Tiberias
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Oyster Bay
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Oatlands
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.286,147.271,0
Date 9 Oct 1828
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6 - reprisal for Gough killings - a great number of people, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 4
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F4 Anne Geary, Mrs Gough and her 2 children; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Settler
Attacker Details A party of settlers
Motive Reprisal for the Gough/Geary killings
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Unknown
Notes
Narrative Oyster Bay Aborigines killed Anne Geary and Mrs Gough and two of Mrs Gough’s children. A reprisal party managed to track down some of the warriors and avenge their atrocity by killing and wounding ‘a great number’.
Sources The Tasmanian, October 31, 1828 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/25173660; HTC November 1, 1828 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641811.
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