Site Name Perth Area Killings
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Whadjuk Noongar
Colony SRC
Present State/Territory WA
Police District Perth
Latitude -31.998
Longitude 115.886
Date Between 1 Apr 1833 and 1 Sep 1833
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 16
Victims Killed Notes 16-25
Attackers Colonisers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Foot
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Muskets, Bayonets
Narrative In September 1833 Noongar leaders Migo and Munday expressed a desire to meet with Noongar interpreter Methodist Missionary Francis Armstrong. The article detailed how Armstrong and the pair could converse sufficiently to come to an explanation that the Noongar people ‘wished to come to an amicable treaty with us, and were desirous to know whether the white people would shoot any more of their black people. Being assured that the white people would not, they proceeded to give the names of all the black men of the tribes in this immediate neighbourhood who had been killed, [Names not included in article] with a description of the places where they were shot, and the persons who shot them. The number amounted to sixteen, killed, and nearly twice as many wounded; indeed it is supposed, that few have escaped uninjured... They seemed perfectly aware that it was our intention to shoot them if they "quippled"...’ [Perth Gazette]
Sources Perth Gazette, 7 September 1833:142 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/641889/148 (Sources PDF)
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