Site Name Dairy Plains Meander River (2)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group North Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.551,146.481,0
Date 13 Jun 1827
Attack Time Dawn
Aboriginal People Killed 9
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 9 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 Stockmen
Attacker Details Armed stockmen
Motive Attack to avenge the murder of Thomas Baker
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Muskets, bayonets, pistols
Notes
Narrative Nine Aborigines killed in a dawn raid in reprisal for the attempted killing of Thomas Baker, overseer to David Gibson.
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316, 15-37; Plomley 1966: 219; Ryan 2007: 491.
Corroboration Rating **