Site Name Whitefoord Hills, Meander River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group North Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Norfolk Plains
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.488,146.686,0
Date 18 Apr 1830
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 6, 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 Stock-keeper
Attacker Details Stock-keepers
Motive
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Shot gun, muskets with bayonets
Notes
Narrative The police magistrate at Westbury reported that in a clash with stock-keepers employed by another magistrate, M.L. Smith, two Aborigines were shot, and one stabbed, “presumed killed.”
Sources TAHO CSO 1/316: 489.
Corroboration Rating **