Site Name Dairy Plains Meander River (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group North Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.593,146.521,0
Date Between 1 Dec 1827 and 31 Dec 1827
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 9, 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 VDL employees
Attacker Details VDL employees defended an attack by Aboriginal people on a cattle train.
Motive
Type Of Motive Defense / Reprisal
Weapons Used Unspecified
Notes
Narrative According to a historian of the VDL Co, a group of its employees, taking 11 pairs of oxen from Launceston to Circular Head, were attacked by a “strong party of Natives who were however ‘severely handled’.”
Sources Lennox 1990: 170.
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