Site Name Fitzroy River (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Dhauwurd wurrung
Colony PPD
Present State/Territory VIC
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -38.210,141.769,0
Date Between 1 Sep 1843 and 10 Sep 1843
Attack Time
Aboriginal People Killed 10
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M 10 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 Native Police
Attacker Details A party of Native Police
Motive
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Unspecified
Notes
Narrative While Native Police were out searching for lost sheep they killed ten Aboriginal people.
Sources Shaw 1996: 132; Critchett 1990: 252.
Corroboration Rating ***