Site Name Normanton,
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -17.602,140.948,0
Date Between 1 Jan 1887 and 31 Dec 1887
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 6
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native police
Attacker Details Native police
Motive Opportunity
Type Of Motive Opportunity
Weapons Used firearms
Notes
Narrative Native police led by Lyndon Poingdestre shot dead 6 Aboriginal people and burnt the bodies. With evidence destroyed, not conviction was recorded.
Sources Richards 2008:34;
Corroboration Rating **