Site Name Bullock Hunting Ground, West Tamar River
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group North Midlands
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District Launceston
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.369,147.097,0
Date 19 Mar 1828
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 14
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 4 F 9 +1 child; 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 Settler
Attacker Details A party of volunteers - a reprisal for killing a stock-keeper
Motive Reprisal for death of stock-keeper
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used
Notes
Narrative In reprisal for killing a stock-keeper in this area, the Hobart Town Courier reported that: “a party of volunteers came up with the murderers at Bullock Hunting Ground, where 4 men, 9 women and a child of the Black people were killed.”
Sources HTC March 22, 1828.
Corroboration Rating **