Site Name Norman River, Gulf Country
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District Burketown
Latitude -17.702
Longitude 141.095
Date Between 1 Apr 1868 and 31 May 1868
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 31
Victims Killed Notes
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Sniders
Narrative In 1868 the Burketown Correspondent for the Brisbane Courier reported that 31 Aboriginal people had been shot near the Norman River by a native police detachment led by D'Arcy Uhr, in reprisal for the murder of a man named Cameron.
Sources Brisbane Courier, 9 June 1868:3: Roberts 2005:12. (Sources PDF)
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