Site Name Clyde River (2)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Big River
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Clyde
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -42.244,147.118,0
Date Between 22 Aug 1830 and 27 Aug 1830
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M unspecified, F; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F; includes capture of Petelega
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Settler / Stockmen
Attacker Details Stock-keepers and servants of settler Captain Woods and settler H.M. Howells and Mr Sinnott
Motive Unknown
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets. bayonets
Notes
Narrative A report in the Colonial Times said that the stock-keepers and servants of settler Captain Woods had killed several Aborigines and captured Petelega, a “chief”. When government agent G.A. Robinson visited the area in November 1831, he was informed that the servants of settler, H.M. Howells “had shot several natives. Mr Sinnott said he saw two men and one woman laying on a hill that had been shot.”
Sources CT, September 3 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/666800, October 15 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/666839 1830; Plomley 1966: 506
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