Site Name West Tamar
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group North Sorell [Pallittore North]
Colony VDL
Present State/Territory TAS
Police District George Town
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -41.325,146.964,0
Date 18 Feb 1829
Attack Time Night
Aboriginal People Killed 7
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 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 Military forces
Attacker Details Military forces
Motive
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets with bayonets
Notes
Narrative A report in the Colonial Times stated that a military party was attacked by Aborigines at West Tamar and that in the engagement seven Aborigines were killed. The next day the military officer denied the incident in the Hobart Town Courier.
Sources CT, February 27, 1829; HTC February 28 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/641939, 1829.
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