Site Name Kariyarri - Pilbara
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Ngarluma, Kariyarri
Colony WA
Present State/Territory WA
Police District Pilbara Region
Latitude -20.31
Longitude 118.601
Date Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1899
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 50
Victims Killed Notes 50-80
Attackers Colonisers
Attackers Killed 0
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used Rifles, Incineration
Narrative '...three incidents were mentioned repeatedly, one involving a group of over fifty natives who were wiped out while fishing in a stream. In another, a much larger horde was driven into tidal swamps and shot, while a third group were rounded up by a large gathering of pastoralists out to avenge the spearing of a European from a desert station. The Aborigines were forced to build a large circular pyre upon which over 80 of them were burnt.' [Wilson, 1961; 61.]
Sources Wilson, 1961: 61. (Sources PDF)
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