TASMANIA

DATEDIED/WOUNDEDVICTIMLOCATIONDETAILSREFERENCE
4 Mar 1772WoundedMarion Du FresneFrederik Hendrik’s BayAfter an apparently friendly meeting, the blacks adjourned to a hill and proceeded to stone the Frenchmen. Marion, the leader of the expedition was wounded. Some shots were fired.Cyclopaedia of Australasia.
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4 Mar 1772WoundedCommander of the “Marquis de Castries”.Frederik Hendrik’s BayAfter an apparently friendly meeting, the blacks adjourned to a hill and proceeded to stone the Frenchmen. The Commander of the Marquis de Castries was injured. Shots were fired.Cyclopaedia of Australasia.
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https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9311753
4 Mar 1772WoundedUnnamed French manFrederik Hendrik’s BayA black French servant was speared through the leg. The French changed location. The natives followed. Shots were fired again and this time blacks were wounded and one killed.Cyclopaedia of Australasia.
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1802DiedMr MangéUnknownPossibly first white man killed in Tasmania. Surgeon of the Geographé. Unprovoked.http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks/n00012.html
1802WoundedJean Marie MaurouardBruny IslandWith Francois Peron expedition. Had been trying to show the natives how to wrestle. Turned to leave, and was speared in the area between the neck and shoulder.Page 10. Transgressions.pdf
Critical Australian Indigenous Histories
3 May 1804WoundedMr BirtRisdon CoveBeaten by the natives, at Risdon Cove. Wounded. Probably slightly. Mrs Birt was also “ill used” by the blacks.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/153901641
3 May 1804WoundedUnnamed servantRisdon CoveLieut. Moore’s servant. The blacks used violence against him. Also took a kangaroo from him.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/153901641
1805DiedUnnamed convictNear HobartSpeared while following a kangaroo.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John  West
1 Dec 1805WoundedAlexander RileyPort DalyrmpleStock keeper. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 Dec 1805WoundedPrivate BentPort DalyrmpleSpeared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
16 June 1806WoundedMr BrownPitt WaterServant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Feb 1807DiedGeorge Mundy AKA MondayNear HobartSpeared. The native had received gifts from him & feigned friendship. Speared George in the back as he walked away. Spear hidden between the toes.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
14 Feb. 1807DiedRobert WaringNew Norfolk?Robert was removed from a hut by great numbers of blacks, taken away and speared. He pulled out the spear and shot and killed one black. He tried to make his way home, but died on the way. Fosbrook’s man.Page 89. The Origins of Australia’s Capital Cities
28 Feb 1807DiedGeorge BrewerFrederik Hendrik’s Bay?Speared and left to die in the bush. A convict Kangaroo hunter. Bowden’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements. Page 282
1809Died3 menBlackman’s BayCollins imprisoned a Bruny Island man. Pay back.Plomley (1992) P55,  Fawkner’s Reminiscences P47.
Jan. 1810DiedGeorge GetleySouthern  TasmaniaA bushranger. His body went missing.https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance /fr/document/list-multiple-killings-aborigines-tasmania-1804-1835.html
Jan. 1810DiedWilliam RussellSouthern  TasmaniaBushranger. Was said to have murdered and tortured many blacks. Revenge killing.https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance /fr/document/list-multiple-killings-aborigines-tasmania-1804-1835.html
April 1813WoundedUnnamed StockmanPort DalrympleSurgeon Jacob Mountgarret Esq’s man. Received 5 spear wounds. In a fair way of recovery. Outcome unknown.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/628663
13 Dec 1815WoundedGeorge Briggs?Recherche BayWith 24 year old Captain James Kelly, in the “Elizabeth”. A 5 oared open whaleboat, with a crew of 4. Circumnavigating Tasmania. Attacked near their campfire. Stoned by the natives. Spears thrown. Slightly wounded.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84072748
1817DiedUnnamedOyster BayPayback. Native shot in an expedition to capture some aboriginal children.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
16 Nov 1818DiedJohn KempGrindstone BayWith a party of hunters. Stayed on beach to tend animals while others got more seals. Speared and mutilated. Plunder.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/655085
16 Nov 1818WoundedUnnamedGrindstone BayWith John Kemp’s party. Speared. Wounded.The Last of the Tasmanians.
James Bonwick.
1819DiedUnnamedMacquarie RiverKilled.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1819DiedMr HuxleyJericho districtTravelling between Jericho and Jerusalem. Killed by a party of blacks.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
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18 Mar 1819DiedRobert JonesTea Tree BrushStock keeper. Morris’ man. Blacks had started the fray by spearing the sheep. A large mob attacked. Speared Jones 5 times. Burnt down his hut.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in
Tasmania: 1804-1835
18 Mar 1819WoundedMr McCandlessTea Tree BrushStock keeper. Morris’s man. Speared twice.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Mid MarchWoundedUnnamedOyster BaySpeared. Not known if fatal.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
April 1819DiedUnnamed stockmanTea Tree Brush, Eastern TiersThe stock-keepers detained and maltreated the wife of a chief. 1 white killed and 1 wounded. Hut burnt down.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
April 1819WoundedUnnamed stock manTea Tree Brush, Eastern TiersThe stock-keepers detained and maltreated the wife of a chief. 1 killed and 1 wounded. Hut burnt down. Not known if fatal.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines
in Tasmania: 1804-1835
10 April 1819DiedUnnamed EscapeeGeorgetownKilledFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
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10 April 1819WoundedUnnamed EscapeeGeorgetownWounded. Not known if fatal.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
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Late 1819WoundedUnnamed manThe Interior.Speared. Not known if fatal.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1820Died2 menSalt Pan PlainsMr. Stocker’s men. Guilty of abominable conduct toward two Native women. The tribe attacked, and 2 were killed.The Last of the Tasmanians.
James Bonwick.
1820Died3 SealersCape GrimWaddied to death.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land.
Nicholas Patrick Clements Page 284
1820WoundedUnnamed seamanPort DaveyBefore “The Governor Macquarie” proceeded to sea one of her seamen was severely wounded in a whale-boat, which was lying about 50 yards off the land, by a native with a spear, which went through his wrist and entered his body; he is, however, in a fair way of recovering.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/657873
1822-1833DiedUnknown number of escaped prisonersMacquarie HarbourIn the vicinity of Macquarie Harbour, where a penal station had been established in 1822. In its 11 years of operation, a trickle of convicts escaped from this hellish prison into the surrounding wilderness, many of whom were never seen again. Two women, who were familiar with the region, told Robinson the local Aborigines ‘killed plenty of prisoner white men from Macquarie Harbour’Black War. Nicholas Clements
July 1822DiedWilliam EvansPort DalrympleThomas (John?) Reibey’s stock keeper. Was found lying dead in the woods, with spears drove in his body from head to foot.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2181242/493607
20? Nov. 1822Wounded2 Unnamed menBruny IslandWithin these few days past (25th Nov) the black natives of the Colony have been rather troublesome among the Settlers in the interior. With their spears, they have wounded two men.ttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1089808
25 Nov 1822DiedMr SimmondsGeorge Town, North ShoreA lime burner. Tried to order the natives off their land. Hit one with a stick when they wouldn’t leave, and was promptly speared.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8930932
25 Nov. 1822WoundedUnnamed manGeorge Town, North ShoreWith Mr Simmonds. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
15 Nov 1823DiedMammoaGrindstone BayA Tahitian. Convict. Silas Gatehouse’s man. 37 spear wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222673408  
My Home in Tasmania – Louisa Anne Meredith. Page 81
15 Nov 1823DiedWilliam HolyoakGrindstone BayAn invalid, just out of hospital. Too weak to get home. Stayed there to rest. George Meredith’s convict stockman. Speared. Musquito.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222673408  
My Home in Tasmania – Louisa Anne Meredith. Page 81
15 Nov 1823WoundedJohn RadfordGrindstone BayA stock keeper. Speared in the back and thigh as he was chased. With Mammoa and William Holyoak, who were both killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1090421
1824WoundedUnnamed girl. Alias Griselda MaxwellBetween Ben Lamond and Swanport Tiers.House was entered by blacks. The girl threw herself over her sick sister to protect her. Waddied over the head and back. Blacks then found tobacco in the house, so she picked up her sister and ran. Speared in the side on her way out.  Survived.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36645081
1824DiedUnnamed shepherdCampbell TownKilled while collecting water from the river. At the site of Mr Robinson’s hut. The hut was plundered of flour and blankets.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23487109
1824WoundedUnnamedGatenby Estate, Campbell TownHad been on good terms with the blacks. Then found them stealing his flour. Hot water was thrown on the thieves. Retribution followed, and the hut was set on fire and a shepherd speared. Blacks also suffered casualties.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23487109
1824DiedThomas Colly / CalleyOyster BayMr DeCourcy Hart’s stockman. Murdered by Jack and Dickhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/37074778
1824DiedJohn DennisBagdadWas armed. Advancing on the attacking blacks, who made signs for him to put down the weapon. And they put theirs down. Except they didn’t. Treachery. Beat him to death.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36643954
1824DiedMrs McAlisterBagdadAttacked and wounded in her cottage. She ran and hid in a corn field. Came out crying to rescue her children. Was seen, and murdered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36643954
Also recorded by John West.
Jan 1824DiedUnnamed Stock keeperAbyssinia  (Bagdad district)GW Evan’s farm. (Deputy Surveyor General). Burnt down Mr Evan’s hut.http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page123290
2 April 1824DiedJames TaylorOld Beach, (Brighton)Speared. John Cassidy’s stock keeper. Died.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1090126
31 April 1824DiedJames DoyleBlue Hills, York PlainsJames Hobbs’ man. At least 200 natives attacked. Whites all fired at once, and then had to retreat. Doyle was wounded and left behind. Beat him to pieces and drove off 5 cattle. Also dug up and stole 2 tons of potatoes. The house was ransacked, burnt, and about 50 cows taken.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1090286
10 June 1824DiedMatthew OsborneJerichoGiving food to blacks. 2 held his hands, another speared him in the back. Waddied as well. Treachery. Mrs Osborne was seriously wounded.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1090260
10 June 1824WoundedMary OsborneJerichoHer husband Matthew fed the blacks with potatoes and butter. They killed him. His wife tried to run away. Was chased and given three desperate wounds in the side and neck. She was then beaten down with a waddy, robbed of her silk necker-chief, and nearly deprived of motion. After which, although her loss of blood was considerable, she crawled to Mr. John Jones hut, which was at least three miles off.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1090260
16 June 1824DiedA StockmanBig River (Upper Ouse)Mr Triffett’s man. Murdered by Mosquito’s mob.https://blackwarvandiemensland.wordpress.com/vol-316/
16 June 1824Died2 ServantsAbyssinia  (Murderers Plains)Mr Oak’s servants. Killed by blacks.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
6 July 1824DiedRobert GayPort Moultan, SwanportStock keeper. Alone at the hut. Chased and killed by a mob of natives. Covered in spear wounds, including one in his foot which had gone through the thick sole of his boot. Every finger joint was broken and he was brutally mutilated. Plunder. Everything was taken.Page 109 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1058950 
My Home in Tasmania – Louisa Anne Meredith. Page 84
July 1824WoundedUnamed ServantSwanportGeorge Meredith’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
18 Jul. 1824Died2 ServantsSwanportGeorge Meredith’s men.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements.
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24 Jul. 1824WoundedJoseph JeromePittwaterSpeared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Aug 1824DiedUnnamed manYork Plains (SE Oatlands)James Hobbs’ servant. Oyster Bay blacksHobart Town Gazette  6/8/1824
7 Sep 1824DiedDuncan BellRingarooma. Cape Portland.Sealer. Boat owner. Hated by the blacks and betrayed by his native “wife”.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/37071955
7 Sep 1824DiedSamuel StewartRingarooma. Cape Portland.Sealer. On Bell’s boat. Attacked by over 150 blacks. Son of Nobby Stewart, who was also killed by natives previously.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/37071955
7 Sep 1824DiedJohn CliffRingarooma. Cape Portland.Sealer. On Bell’s boat. Attacked by over 150 blacks. Thomas Tucker survived. He was minding the camp and a baby. The baby was snatched and killed as he was escaping. He became very bitter and returned a few weeks afterwards and killed the two semi civilized culprits.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8930932
7 Sep 1824DiedPatrick MacarthySorell PlainsStock keeper. Killed by Black Jack.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231402774
Oct 1824Wounded3 sealersEddystone PointSealers camped the night on their way to the Guncarriage Island. Surrounded and attacked by the Cape Portland tribe. They made it to the boats, but 2 were badly wounded. The third less so.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8930932
21 Oct. 1824DiedUnnamed ShepherdBlue Hills, York PlainsEastern Marshes. Just north of Bagdad. Burnt down his hut. Over 200 Oyster Bay blacks. Speared. James Hobbs’ employee. 3rd attack in 3 months.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127732042
Dec 1824WoundedUnnamedOuse RiverEdward Lord’s stock keeper. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1825DiedWilliam CarpenterLake River, LauncestonEmployed by WE Lawrence, ESQ, A part shareholder / shepherd. Bones and garments found and 2 waddies were with the body.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225793
1825DiedMr BamberMichael Howe’s Marsh.Mr Frank’s servant. A member of an unarmed party that was attacked by the blacks. They fled. Bamber went missing and his body was not found.Archive papers. Colonial Secretary’s office 762.
11 Jan 1825Wounded2 SawyersLake RiverBlacks stole their weapons as they worked in a saw pit. Then attacked them. Speared through the arm. The other man was speared in the lower back, but managed to run 2 miles for help. The intent was to kill the men for their possessions. Clothing, weapons and tools taken.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84675757
13 Mar 1825DiedJohn JohnsonUpper Macquarie RiverShepherd to Jonathan Kinsey. Attacked in their hut by semi friendly natives as he gave them drinks. Treachery.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1090632
13 Mar 1825DiedJames TaylorUpper Macquarie RiverStock keeper to Mr Cassidy. Attacked in their hut by semi friendly natives. Treachery.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1090632
22 Mar 1825DiedThomas BoothMill’s Plains, CarendonStock keeper employed by James Cox and Andrew Barclay Killed by natives when they stole his dog. He chased them. Bodies were so mutilated and burnt they could not be picked up.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84675721  
https://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ms-3251-1825-1-black-natives-also-paton-vs-gregson/
22 Mar 1825DiedWilliam Arnold /  ArnottMill’s Plains, CarendonStock keeper employed by James Cox and Andrew Barclay.  Killed by natives over mate’s dog. Bodies were so mutilated and burnt they could not be picked up.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84675721  
https://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ms-3251-1825-31-black-natives-also-paton-vs-gregson/
10 Sep 1825DiedW MasonEastern MarshesBarbarously murdered.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossession and
Genocide by Ian McFarlane
Sep 1825Died2 Stock-keepersNile RiverCaptain Barclay’s men. Speared. Possibly killed by Tegg / TeagueFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Sep 1825DiedUnnamedGreenwater PondsSpeared. A sawyer / splitter. With Mr Kingston.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448548
Sep 1825DiedMr KingstonGreenwater PondsAn old Norfolk Islander, was either sawing or splitting paling in the woods, and was unexpectedly attacked and speared to death. His mate shared the same fate.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448548
UnknownWoundedMr KingstonWest TamarPossibly the son of the above, and father of Edward, who drowned in 1866. “Edward Kingston prided himself on being oldest (living) native of Tasmania, having been born at Bothwell in 1808. His grandfather, father, and wife were speared by the blacks”. Not known if fatal.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36635071
UnknownWoundedMrs KingstonWest TamarWife of Edward Kingston, a farmer, who drowned May 1866. “Edward Kingston prided himself on being oldest (living) native of Tasmania, having been born at Bothwell in 1808. His grandfather, father, and wife were speared by the blacks”. He himself had several narrow escapes from them. Not known if fatal.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/36635071
Sep 1825Died2 MenThe Interior.Two more men in the interior, shared a similar fate to Mr Kingston and his partner.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448548
31 Dec. 1825WoundedJames Cubbit AKA CupidDairy Plains. Western CreekReceived seven spear wounds from these savages. Fought them off with the aid of Dolly Dalrymple, a half caste woman. James recovered after laying a long time in the Launceston Hospital. He was later speared (for the third time) and killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095445
1826Died“Black Philip”Green PondsA Mauritian broom maker. Speared and head pulped with a waddy.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/90552082
1826DiedUnnamed shepherdThe Lakeshttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/90552082
1826Died3 Unnamed menJerichoEmployed by Mr Pikehttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/90552082
1826DiedMrs MortimerBagdadDefended herself and child for a while with an axe until the savages rushing in, wrenched the weapon from her, buried it in her head, and then beat out the child’s brains against the door post.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/90552082
1826DiedMortimer childBagdadBeat out the child’s brains against the door post.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/90552082
1826Diedone or more menClydeEmployed by Mr Sherwinhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/
newspaper/article/90552082
Before Nov 1826DiedMr OsborneCockatoo Valley, Macquarie DistrictIn the same area as Taylor, Scott, and Monks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448926
1826DiedUnnamedUnknown. Possibly Swan Port.Recorded by Mrs Meredith. Man found in the bush with a battered head and speared body, with wounds swarming with maggots. One of his eyes was knocked out, and the other had been blinded from waddy blows. Speared in the breast. Pulled the spear out and ran. Speared again in the back. Broke that off short, and kept running. Was caught again, and several spears were thrust into him, and he was waddied about the head. Left for dead. Recovered, and started crawling home feeling his way along a worn track as he couldn’t see. He was found 3 days later. Taken to hospital, but death soon released him from suffering. The blacks were said to find cruelty extremely funny.The Last of the Tasmanians.
James Bonwick.
Jan 1826DiedGeorge ScottClyde, or Ouse RiverBurn and Pitcairn’s servant. A harmless and innocent old man, murdered in revenge, for the appalling behaviour of other whites.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448926
Jan 1826DiedPatrick McCarthyClyde, or Ouse RiverA settler. His wife and family were threatened, but they survived.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
14 March 1826DiedMr RobertsOyster Bay, Great Swan PortMr Buxton’s home. The blacks feigned friendship, but were seen in war paint by one of the children, who raised the alarm. Then robbed the hut of the guns. Surrounded the hut and tried to burn them out. A traveller staying there was speared in the back as he tried to put the fire out. Help arrived, with guns, and the blacks decamped.My Home in Tasmania – L A Meredith. Page 85 
https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance/fr/ document/list-multiple-killings-aborigines-tasmania-1804-1835.htm
14 March 1826DiedUnnamed servantOyster Bay, Great Swan PortSpeared in the stomach. Mr Buxton’s home. The blacks feigned friendship, but were seen in war paint by one of the children, who raised the alarm. They robbed the hut of the guns. Then surrounded the hut and tried to burn them out. Help arrived, with guns, and the blacks decamped.https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-
resistance /fr/document/list-multiple-killings-aborigines-tasmania-1804-1835.htm
April 1826DiedThomas Colby / Colley?Oyster BayPaddy Hart’s man. Colby had flogged Jack, who then speared Colby. Jack was hung for the crime. As was Dick, who was old and frail, and didn’t do the spearing.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/ awa/20041116075148/http://     www.another.com.au/~maureen/glamorgan /clash.htm
29 April 1826DiedJames BrowningBluff, Dromedary, Macquarie RiverSick in bed. Beaten to death by Black Tom and mob. About 30 blacks. Almost severed his head from his body. The farmhouse was ransacked. Frequently gave provisions to the blacks.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2447728
29 April 1826DiedRichard SmithMacquarie RiverMr Browning’s elderly servant. Shockingly cut about the head. Supposing him dead, threw him into hot fireplace and covered him with ashes.  Farmhouse ransacked.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2447728
May 1826WoundedJames RoweSussex (Carlton District)John Jells’ servant. Wounded.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
June 1826WoundedMr JohnsonJerusalemClitherow’s overseer. Wounded.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Aug 1826DiedGeorge HendonSugar Loaf?Shepherd. Employed by Messrs Samuel Hillier & James Gravatt. Went to river for water. Murdered. Went missing, but his skeleton was found later on.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448493
Sep 1826DiedUnnamedLauncestonWe have been informed by one of our Launceston Correspondents, that another man is missing there, and that he is supposed to have been killed by the Natives.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448548
12 Sep 1826DiedSamuel PerryPiper’s LagoonMary Smith’s stock keeper. Brutally murdered. Head beaten in and speared. A few weeks before Mr Faro’s man was killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449165
12 Sep 1826DiedPatrick HallanPiper’s LagoonMary Smith’s stock keeper. Brutally murdered. Head beaten in, and speared. A few weeks before Mr Faro’s man was killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449165
early Sep 1826WoundedUnnamed ServantPittwaterA party of natives, led by one speaking good English, went into a lonely farm-house at Pittwater, while two men were in sight ploughing in the field, and, finding another servant in the house, beat him most unmercifully on the head with their waddies, because he prevented them pilfering the place of some trifling articles.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448548
7 Oct 1826DiedUnnamedClyde RiverMr Allardyce’s servant. Surprised by a tribe of Natives who commenced an attack. The men tried to escape by swimming across the Clyde. One was speared, and sank.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448713
10 Oct 1826DiedTwo victimsClyde RiverMr Nicholson’s servants.  One man speared, and the other was seen running from the Natives, and has not since been heard of; in fact, there can be no doubt but that he is murdered. The Natives robbed the hut of everything; and destroyed what they could not take away. They are headed by one Black Tom, who was reared by Mrs. Birch, now Mrs. Hodgson.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448713
3 Nov 1826DiedJames ScottThe Hermitage, ShannonBushranger Dunne arrived at a shared hut with a kidnapped gin. She returned with her tribe and they came back and killed Scott. Spear wounds to his head, thigh, cheek, and right eye. His skull was full of holes, and some of his front teeth had been knocked out. Mr Pitcairn’s overseer.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448926
3 Nov 1826Died2 Unnamed ServantsThe Hermitage, ShannonMr Pitcairn’s servants. Cluny Park.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448926
3 Nov 1826DiedWilliam TidwellClyde RiverA free man. Woodcutter. Ambushed and speared through the thigh. Went into river, natives on bank, crowded around to hasten his cruel death. Innocent. Mr F Burrell escaped.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8791365
7 Nov 1826DiedJohn GuineaPennyroyal Creek, on the Macquarie River.George Simpson’s farm. Black Tom and 300 blacks attacked two men in the hut. An old man. Speared in the back as he tried to run away. Lingered in great agony till Saturday morning, when he died. Natives had been given bread. Theft.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8790357 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448903
7 Nov 1826WoundedUnnamedPenny Royal CreekMr. George Simpson’s farm. Surprise attack. Killed John Guinea, and wounded another. Plundered the hut.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448903
7 Nov 1826Wounded5 dangerously woundedMacquarie RiverIn their progress down the Macquarie River, after killing John Guinea, they visited different huts, and dangerously wounded five others. The recital of these distressing events is too painful and too awfully impressive of itself, to require the smallest comment from us.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8790357
7 Nov 1826DiedMr ReynoldsElizabeth RiverMr L Gilles’ Esq farm. “A poor old shepherd”.  Robbed and beaten to such a degree that his life is despaired of. He died.  His carving knife turned up 6 months later at Holland’s murder.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448903
10 Nov 1826DiedGeorge TaylorMillers Bluff, The Lake RiverRobert Taylor’s son. Transfixed with spears. Head shattered. Friends with blacks. Spoke their language.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8790357
21 Nov 1826DiedJohn MonksCockatoo Valley, Macquarie DistrictGave blacks bread. They came back later when 4 Sawyers were at breakfast. Attacked. Monk’s head dreadfully battered. John Riseley’s man. Treachery.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448926
21 Nov 1826DiedWilliam PriestCockatoo Valley, Macquarie DistrictGave blacks bread. They came back later when 4 Sawyers were at breakfast. Attacked. William Priest was seriously wounded by a spear in the neck. Treachery. John Riseley’s man. Died.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2448926
21 Nov 1826DiedThomas HouseCockatoo Valley, Macquarie DistrictChased. Found murdered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8790521
3 Dec 1826WoundedWilliam CoxPartridge Islet, near Bruny Island14 blacks attacked Captain Laughton’s farm at Apollo. Used rocks and spears as weapons. First man wounded in arm, second in hand. Robbed the hut of every article.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8790195
3 Dec 1826WoundedAndrew SwansonPartridge Islet, near Bruny Island14 blacks attacked Captain Laughton’s farm at Apollo. Used rocks and spears as weapons. First man wounded in arm, second in hand. Robbed the hut of every article.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8790195
early Dec 1826Died7 more peoplePennyroyal Creek, on the Macquarie River.7 more persons have been inhumanely murdered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2187048
19 Dec 1826DiedUnnamed Stock KeeperPiper’s LagoonThomas Faro’s man. Had been hunting. Carrying 2 kangaroos. Head beaten to a mummy, throat cut, lower extremities cut off. Indeed, he was cut to atoms.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449165
Dec 1826DiedZachariah SponsfordWestern TierIn the cattle trade. Went missing while travelling. Between 50 and 60 head of Mr. Stocker’s cattle having been found with spears sticking in them.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449195
21 Jan 1827DiedGeorge RobertsThe ShannonMr Thompson’s shepherd. Killed while looking after his sheep.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/37074571
21 Jan 1827DiedUnnamed servantThe ShannonMr Thompson’s servant. Attacked the house after killing George Roberts. Servant speared 3 times, including one 14 foot long through his side, which came out near his spine.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449435
3 Feb 1827DiedAbraham SpenceDunorlan. Norfolk PlainsStock keeper to James Hill Jnr.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449435
3 Feb 1827DiedJohn FairleyDunorlan. Norfolk PlainsA free man. Stock keeper to settler, Timothy Daly.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449435
6 Feb 1827DiedUnnamed Stock keeperSt Paul’s PlainsMr Talbot’s hut. Theft. Victim taken to hospital, but died. Rifled the hut and took everything.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449435
6 Feb 1827WoundedUnnamed Stock keeperSt Paul’s PlainsMr Talbot’s hut. Theft. Speared and wounded but probably not fatal. Rifled the hut and took everything.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449435
21 Feb 1827Died2 Unnamed menMacquarie PlainsMichael Steele’s neighbour.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
21 Feb 1827Wounded2 Unnamed menMacquarie PlainsMichael Steele’s neighbour.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s  Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
23 Feb 1827DiedUnnamedLauncestonMr Griffiths’ servant. Body went missing.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449565
23 Feb 1827DiedUnnamedLauncestonMr Drant’s stockman. Killed. Body went missing.  His bones and one of his boots was later found, with a spear through the boot.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449565
April 1827Died2 Unnamed shepherdsMount Augustus, near Campbell Town.Two shepherds were killed at Hugh Murray’s farm at Mount Augustus near Campbell Town, south of Launceston.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_War
11 Apr 1827DiedEdward GreenElizabeth RiverWalter Davidson’s servant. A  convict. Body was very mangled. Blacks tried to fight whites. Not successful.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450119
11 Apr 1827DiedThomas RawlingElizabeth RiverWalter Davidson’s servant. Free man. In a very mangled state. A battle followed and many blacks diedhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450119
20 April 1827DiedJames JohnsonJerichoMr Romney’s servant. Natives visited, apparently very friendly. Black Tom took James off to “show him something”, then suddenly turning round, began without the slightest provocation to beat Johnson most unmercifully, about the head and sides, with a waddy. The hut was plundered. Firearms and ammunition taken. Johnson lies in hospital in a dangerous state.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2449994
May 1827DiedJohn SmithMersey RiverAbraham Walker’s stock keeper. Speared and killed.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
May 1827DiedUnnamed StockkeeperGreat Swanport near SwanseaA group of Oyster Bay Aboriginal people did the killinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_War
May 1827DiedRichard AddeyGreat Swanport near SwanseaMr Gatehouse’s servant. His body went missing.
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clash.htm
24 May 1827DiedJames RuebottomAbout 9 miles from Lake River.Mr W Brumby’s man. Attacked while cutting shingles. Ruebottom made his escape, with three spears in him and now lies without any hopes of recovery. Died on Wednesday.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450248
24 May 1827DiedPatrick LaphamAbout 9 miles from Lake River.James Ruebottom’s comrade. Attacked while cutting shingles. Killed by the Natives.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450248
12 June 1827WoundedJames Cubbit / CupitDairy PlainsWounded. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
12 June 1827DiedUnnamedLake RiverDied of his wounds.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
15 June 1827WoundedMr MayNear Michael Howe’s marsh, at the Western Table Mountain.Mr May and his mate were attacked by over 100 blacks, while splitting rails. One of them got speared in the chest. The hut was looted. Could identify Black Tom as the attacker.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/679324
15 June 1827WoundedUnnamed SawyerBlackman’s River, Tunbridge.Near Mr Lackey’s. Speared 7 or 8 times. Managed to get away from the scene. The hut was looted. The same mob who attacked Mr May the day before.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/679324
15 June 1827DiedUnnamed SawyerBlackman’s River, Tunbridge.Attacked by over 100 blacks, while working in a sawpit. Found the next morning, so beaten and covered with bruises that his life is despaired of. The same mob who attacked Mr May the day before.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/679324
22 June 1827DiedJohn FloodMichael Howe’s Marsh. Quamby’s Bluff.Mr John A Eddie’s men. Two men were attacked while splitting rails near Michael Howe’s Marsh. Speared. Has since died of his wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450488
22 June 1827DiedUnnamedMichael Howe’s Marsh. Quamby’s Bluff.Mr John A Eddie’s men. Attacked near Michael Howe’s Marsh, while splitting rails. Not expected to recover, having received nine deep spear-wounds in the back, and a dreadful blow with a waddy on the same part.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450488
23  June 1827DiedWilliam KnightLaycock Falls. Quamby’s BluffThomas Cookson Simpson’s stock  keeper. Ambushed near his hut. His body was pierced through and through with spears, and his head beaten flat. One spear went clear through his body.http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p72561/pdf/article0514.pdf
29 June 1827DiedUnnamed servantGlenore, Long SwampKilled. His hut was plundered. Herbert Chapman’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
late June 1827DiedUnnamedQuamby’s BluffMr Field’s stock keeper.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2188621
30 June 1827DiedZacharia QuinGreat Western Lagoon. LauncestonA Shepherd. Employed by Captain Thomas.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450556
30 June 1827DiedUnnamed ServantGreat Western Lagoon. LauncestonKilled. Also worked for Captain Thomas.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450556
30 June 1827WoundedUnnamed ServantGreat Western Lagoon. LauncestonWounded. Captain Thomas’ man.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450556
late June 1827DiedUnnamed (the sixth man)Meander RiverThe deaths of six stock keepers, including William Knight, were reported by settlers in four separate incidents with Aborigines between 23 and 30 June 1827.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835.
1 July 1827Died2 Unnamed ShepherdsQuamby’s BluffMr Widowson and Mr Walker’s shepherds. A tribe appeared at Quamby’s Bluff, robbed the hut and destroyed everything which they could not take away. Two men, who had gone out in the morning in quest of their sheep, went missing. Some of their dogs returned completely speared through. This, added to the circumstance of their cries having been heard amid a great uproar of the natives, leaves no hope that these unhappy men could escape the fury of the savages.https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/2450488    
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July 1827DiedMr SmithLauncestonProbably a shepherd. Missing, believed killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8791711
25 July 1827WoundedMr FieldThe Broad MarshNearly murdered. Waddied, and robbed of his firearms.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450680
26 July 1827Died2 Unnamed sawyersSalt-pan PlainsEmployed by Captain Wilson. Splitting palings on a farm. Attacked, speared, body of one man went missing. The other died of his wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450680
26 July 1827WoundedUnnamedSalt-pan PlainsCaptain Wilson’s shepherd. Speared and chased by about 50 blacks.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450680
July 1827DiedUnnamed manCow PasturesMr Herbert’s man. Great numbers chased the men for 2 miles. Caught one man and killed him.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements Page 183
Aug 1827Died2 Unnamed SawyersBlackman’s River.The same party of blacks who so barbarously murdered the two sawyers a few weeks back.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450884
Sep 1827WoundedWilliam LewisOuse RiverSpeared. Wounded. Mr Nicholas’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
14 Sep 1827DiedJohn MarsdenLauncestonAmbushed. 2 ½ miles of Launceston, on the further side of the river North Esk.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2450884
Late Oct 1827DiedUnnamedTamar River, 10 miles from LauncestonAndrew Birrell’s man. About ten miles below Launceston, on the banks of the Tamar River.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
14 Oct 1827WoundedCaptain ClarkMethven. Currijong Bottom. St Peter’s PassSaid he had never met anybody in the world that he could not make friends with. Tried. It failed. Blacks pretended to show him a kangaroo, Clark looked, and was speared severely in the shoulder. Mr. McLanachan helped him into the house. The blacks surrounded it. Only one gun available, but Mrs McLanachan joined her husband with a stick held to her shoulder as if it were a gun, and the blacks dispersed. 50 blacks.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4226415
14 Oct 1827DiedWilliam BennettMethven. Currijong Bottom. St Peter’s PassChief district constable of Methven. Attacked by 50 blacks. Speared in the back. Mr. McLanachan helped them into the house. The blacks surrounded it. Only one gun available, but Mrs McLanachan joined her husband with a stick held to her shoulder as if it were a gun, and the blacks dispersed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4226415
14 Oct 1827WoundedUnnamed manMacquarie SpringsWaddied, and speared. Near Mr Weedan’s.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095200
14 Oct 1827DiedUnnamed manPleasant HillsKilled.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
14 Oct 1827WoundedUnnamed manPleasant HillsSpeared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Nov 1827DiedUnnamed servantLauncestonDied when Mr Archibald Thomson’s stock huts were attacked.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225671
Nov 1827WoundedUnnamed manCape GrimShepherds got women into their huts. Their men tried to intervene. One shepherd speared in the thigh. Black man shot and killed. Tribe retaliated by killing 118 sheep. Speared some, and drove others over a cliff.Black War. Nicholas Clements
Nov 1827DiedUnnamed escapeeProsser’s Plains, RichmondBody found on edge of a lagoon. Escaped from work party at Lemon Springs. Head and hands taken. Mutilated.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225671
5 Nov 1827WoundedMr RogersBrown Mt.Field Policeman. Received a blow to the head from a rock.Lyndall Ryan’s “Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835”
9 Nov 1827WoundedUnnamedNorth west side of the River Nile.A miserable hovel where the natives had wounded a man of Mr Cottrell’s.Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. No 22, Vol 1.
10 Nov 1827DiedLawrence CunninghamGlenore, Norfolk PlainsWilliam Bryant’s shepherd. Sick, in bed. Speared several times and killed. A quantity of burning wood was under his bed, and the hut roof had been set on fire. Also tried to kill Mr Bryant, who made a miraculous escape.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225735
10 Nov 1827DiedUnnamed shepherdGlenore, Norfolk PlainsLawrence’s shepherd. He also had 100 sheep killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095239
10 Nov 1827DiedJoseph HiltonGlenore, Norfolk PlainsWillfully murdered by Aboriginal natives. William Lyttleton’s man.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095239
10 Nov 1827DiedUnnamed shepherdNorfolk PlainsMr Littleton’s servant. A free overseer. Died of spear wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095239
10 Nov 1827WoundedUnnamed manNorfolk PlainsDr. Paton’s hut was robbed of a quantity of flour, two guns and other articles, and one of his men was severely wounded.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225796
12 Nov 1827DiedShepherdRussell FallsEmployed by Mr Abbott. On Stokell’s farm. Shepherd forced into the bush and not seen again.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225796
12 Nov 1827WoundedUnnamedNorth west side of the River Nile.The rear of Capt. Osler’s farm. The natives had wounded a man of Mr Cottrell’s a few days before, at a miserable hovel.Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. No 22, Vol 1.
17 Nov 1827DiedDavid ThomasOyster BayServant to Mr Amos. Absconded, pushed into river by the blacks, and drowned.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225796
22 Nov 1827DiedJohn DryWestwood, LauncestonRichard Dry’s nephew. Died when Mr Dry’s stock huts were attacked. Speared and waddied.http://www.tfhsdev.com/TCC/ people/denney.html
22 Nov 1827DiedJohn WrigleyWestwood, LauncestonRichard Dry’s shepherd.  Speared and waddied when the stock huts were attacked.http://www.tfhsdev.com/TCC/ people/denney.html
24 Nov  1827Died2 ServantsBlackwall, West Tamar.Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
24 Nov  1827WoundedMr SimmondsPleasant HillsMr Beckford’s stockman.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
24 Nov  1827DiedWilliam WelladviceWest Tamar, 5 miles from LauncestonMr A Thompson’s man. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
early Dec 1827WoundedThomas JohnCape GrimA Stock keeper. Speared. Molesting native women.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
11 Dec 1827WoundedUnnamed travellerHobart Rd. 5 Miles from Launceston.Walking. Blacks on a little hill threw spears at him. Received 4 spear wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4225503
15 Dec. 1827DiedMr BrittonEastern Midland PlainGeorge Hobler’s servant. From his diary.Lyndall Ryan’s “Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835”
16 Dec 1827DiedRichard RuttenSouth Esk River. 4 miles from LauncestonSpeared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1828Died2 SealersGreystone Point / Eddystone PointBoth killed.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1828WoundedSealersGreystone Point / Eddystone PointWounded. Another 2 were harassed.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1828DiedUnnamedLake SorellAF Kemp’s servant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Jan 1828WoundedUnnamed ServantShepherds BeatsMr Synnott’s servant. SpearedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
5 Jan 1828WoundedUnnamed ManSorell SpringsNot known if just wounded, or killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36866640
Late Jan 1828WoundedUnnamed ManMacquarie RiverNear the latter end of January, a poor man was dreadfully ill-used and robbed by a native man and woman.https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/232997842
Feb 1828WoundedMiss LyneGreat SwanportWith her sister. Attacked the Lyne house.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/ 20041116075148/http://www.another. com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/clash. htm
4 Feb 1828WoundedUnnamed ShepherdMacGuires MarshG Nicholas’ shepherd. Speared, and hut plundered. Second attack in 2 days.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
16 Feb 1828DiedThomas BriscoBagdad District, Constitution HillA blacksmith. Speared and waddied. Stole his clothes.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232997842
16 Feb 1828Wounded2 UnnamedBagdad District, Constitution HillWith Mr Brisco. One was a shepherd – speared.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232997842
18 Feb 1828DiedUnnamed Road workerBagdadSpeared. Two others escaped uninjured.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232997842
25 Feb 1828WoundedJames CubbitWestern MountainsAboriginal Natives, 150 in number, had attacked Mr. Stocker’s hut. Speared Cubbit three times. He is dangerously ill. We have since learnt, that the recovery of this poor man is very doubtful, one of his wounds, between the neck and shoulder, being four inches deep.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095445
25 Feb 1828Died2 ServantsNear Patrick PlainsMr Allardyce’s men. SpearedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
4 Mar 1828DiedWilliam WalkerQuoin Hill, near Green PondsJohn Franks’ man. Droving. Surrounded in planned attack. A dog led the rescue party to the body of the poor-creature. Eight spears had entered the breast, the head was literally beaten to pieces, the flesh of the upper lip entirely knocked off. An appalling spectacle. I really cannot fully express my feelings upon this occasion.  His horse, having been speared in numerous place, was scarcely able to move. It died. John Franks had been attacked by the same mob earlier. They speared his horse so badly that it fell down 3 or 4 times, but managed to get up, and horse and rider escaped.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4223567
13 Mar 1828DiedJohn CampbellElizabeth RiverA shepherd for Stynes and Troy. Speared. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
15 Mar 1828DiedWilliam RobertsEastern Tier. 12 Miles from Ross.A shepherd for Mr Horne, the magistrate. Speared. Hut plundered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/37072179/4249565
19 Mar 1828DiedUnnamed stock keeperTamar RiverBullock Hunting Ground.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835.
20 Mar 1828Died2 ServantsRoss, near the bridgeMr Hill’s men. Both killed.Plomley; TAS28/3/28, P2
March 1828DiedUnnamed ShepherdRossKilled within one a few chains of Mr Hill’s garden fence.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/37072179/4249565
24-18 Mar 1828Died2 ServantsBlack BrushTwo servants killed.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
28 Mar 1828Died3 Unnamed Stock keepersMacquarie River “Eastern Midland Plain” RossAfter Aborigines killed three stock keepers and a settler in three separate incidents in this area, the Hobart Town Courier reported that: “several parties went after them. One party overtook them and killed five.”Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835
28 Mar 1828DiedUnnamed SettlerMacquarie River “Eastern Midland Plain” RossAfter Aborigines killed three stock keepers and a settler in three separate incidents in this area, the Hobart Town Courier reported that: “several parties went after them. One party overtook them and killed five.”Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835
April 1828Died3 MenWestern River DistrictKilledFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 April 1828DiedUnnamedElizabeth RiverDangerously speared in 5 places.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/25180172
1 April 1828DiedHenry BeamesElizabeth RiverWilliam Robertson’s shepherd. Speared and beaten.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4223347
1 April 1828WoundedUnnamedSouth Esk River.Mr Bonney’s stock keeper. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
3 April 1828DiedPeter AllenWestern Table MountainsSpeared at the stock hut. Died. Employed by Mr Mackersey. “Wounded to death”https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095607
11 April 1828DiedUnnamedMacquarie RiverEmployed by Mr Cotterell (Cottrell). Killed at the huthttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4223271
23 April 1828WoundedUnnamed stock-keeperBig Lagoon, OatlandsWe are also informed of other stock keeper being speared near Mr Presnell’s new house. Not known if killed, or just wounded.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2190287
May 1828WoundedUnnamedMacquarie RiverWounded when hut burnt down. Plundered. David Gibson’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
3 June 1828Wounded2 Unnamed ServantsWestern RiverSpeared. Hut plundered, then burnt down.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
VDL “Nathaniel Russell”WoundedUnnamed ServantNorfolk Plains. 4 miles from Gibson’s.Speared. Wounded. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
23 July 1828DiedWilliam FosterLauncestonConvict. By the River Tamar. Minding cattle. 4 spears in the chest.https://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ms-3251-1825-31-black-natives-also-paton-vs-gregson/
28 July 1828DiedUnnamed manLauncestonMr Coulson’s (Harbour Master’s) man. Found dead in the bush with bruises and covered in spear wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36867108
7 Aug. 1828DiedBenjamin VardenOyster Bay, Scruten IslandFormerly kept the White Horse at Wellington Bridge. Employed by Mr Meredith. Speared and waddied.  Seven inches of spear went into his body. Died a few weeks after the spearing.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095743/25173620
7 Aug. 1828DiedUnnamed manOyster Bay, Scruten IslandWith Benjamin Varden and Thomas Myers. Also employed by Mr Meredith. Went missing. Presumed killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095743/25173620
7 Aug. 1828WoundedThomas MyersOyster Bay, Scruten IslandSpeared but survived. With Benjamin Varden.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095743/25173620
Aug 1828DiedUnnamed ShepherdLauncestonMr Boney’s man.https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/232998232
22 Aug 1828DiedMrs DingleNear the Western Mountains.Speared in the head. Wife of a soldier from the 40th Regiment.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36865392
24 Aug 1828WoundedMorgan LewisNear the Western Mountains.Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
27 Aug 1828DiedSamuel Clarke AKA CokeThe LakesA fencer. Employer George Kemp. Speared and waddied.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4221207
30 Aug 1828WoundedUnnamedThe Western Mountains.Mr Minnett’s stock keeper. Dangerously speared. The hut was afterwards looted of every object.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36865392
23 Sep 1828WoundedNathaniel RussellBurleigh Hut, Hampshire Hills.Employed by the VDL Co. Russell was involved previously in killing a black woman. Her husband vowed revenge on all whites, and probably got it.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossessed and Genocide. Ian MacFarlane
23 Sep 1828WoundedWilliam MurrayBurleigh Hut, Hampshire Hills.Employed by the VDL Co. Revenge attack for Russell and Gunshannon’s bad behaviour.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossessed and Genocide. Ian MacFarlane
23 Sep 1828WoundedMr GunshannonBurleigh Hut, Hampshire Hills.Employed by the VDL Co. Had been involved with killing blacks. Most likely a revenge attack for Russell and Gunshannon’s bad behaviour.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossessed and Genocide. Ian MacFarlane
23 Sep 1828WoundedMr McGuffeeBurleigh Hut, Hampshire Hills.Employed by the VDL Co. Revenge attack for Russell’s behaviour.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossessed and Genocide. Ian MacFarlane
23 Sep 1828WoundedThompson??Burleigh Hut, Hampshire Hills.Employed by the VDL Co. Revenge attack for Gunshannon and Russell’s behaviour.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossessed and Genocide. Ian MacFarlane
Sep 1828WoundedUnnamed ShepherdLake RiverSpeared. WoundedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Sep 1828DiedMr BuckleyIvory BightSpeared just under the heart.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232998284
1 Sep 1828WoundedUnnamed manEastern MarshesMr Mitchell’s hut. One of the men was speared through the arm, and dragging the spear after him, with the point right through his arm. They also beat him dreadfully on the head. They afterwards robbed the hut. Fate unknown.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4221448
5 Sep 1828DiedUnnamed SawyerKitty’s Corner, Sorell PlainsA sawyer. Ran away. Caught and killed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4221448
5 Sep 1828WoundedUnnamed SawyerKitty’s Corner, Sorell PlainsA sawyer. Dangerously wounded. Ran faster than his mate and escaped.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4221448
5 Sep 1828DiedJames StantonGreat SwanportLt Hawkins’ servant. Most barbarously murdered. His brains being literally dashed out. Tried to kill Lieut. Hawkins and his family as well.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095774/25173632
6 Sep 1828DiedUnnamedGreat SwanportWilkinson’s servant.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/ 20041116075148/http://www.another. com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/clash. htm
6 Sep 1828WoundedUnnamedGreat SwanportWilkinson’s servant.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/ 20041116075148/http://www.another. com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/clash. htm
21 Sep 1828DiedJohn PriestSorell TownShepherd, employed by John Stacey, the constable. A fine young man. 26 yrs old. Several spear wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095821
21 Sep 1828WoundedLittle Bob Sansum / SumserBirchell’s Bottom, Pitt WaterA Sawyer. Almost killed by the blacks. Speared twice in the right side.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095821
21 Sep 1828WoundedElinor Philips (Rockford?)Birchell’s Bottom, Pitt WaterAt the sawyer’s hut. Severely wounded in the breast and arm. The woman was put into a cart and taken to Sorell.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095821
21 Sep 1828WoundedJoseph JeromeBirchell’s Bottom, Pitt WaterSpeared. Woundedhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095821
21 Sep 1828WoundedCorporal HooperThe Coyne.One of the 40th. 5 miles from the Clyde. Speared in the shoulder.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095925
23 Sep 1828DiedUnnamedBig Lagoon, OatlandsMr Presnell’s man. Near his new house.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36865392
1 Oct 1828WoundedUnnamed shepherd.Ben LomondMr Darke’s man. Speared. Wounded.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
9 Oct 1828DiedNancy MortimerNear BagdadAn old lady. Her head was cloven in two with an axe.  Her house was burnt by the blacks. Mr Gough tried to save her possessions, and she ran to the Gough home for refuge. The blacks attacked there next by throwing spears through the windows, and them coming through the chimney to get into the house.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095827/25173652
9 Oct 1828DiedEsther GoughBig Lagoon, OatlandsJosiah Gough’s wife. Mother of Alicia. Badly speared. Lived for 3 weeks before dying. The hut was plundered. Near Bagdad.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4220434
9 Oct 1828DiedAlicia Gough –  4 years oldBig Lagoon, Oatlands4 years old. Waddied and beat the childs brains out on the doorpost.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
9 Oct 1828WoundedMary Gough – 7 years oldBig Lagoon, Oatlands7 years old. Waddied.https://trove.nla.gov.au newspaper/article/4219857
9 Oct 1828DiedBaby Gough – 13 months oldBig Lagoon, Oatlands13 months old. Died of wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
9 Oct 1828DiedAnne GearyBig Lagoon, OatlandsEsther Gough’s servant. Tomahawked and spearedhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
14 Oct 1828WoundedJames BlundersGreen PondsCobb’s man. Speared through the window. The spear took the knuckle off one hand. The hut was plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
20 Oct 1828WoundedMrs LangfordDysart Parish, Green PondsJohn Langford’s mother. Spear wound to the breast. The hut plundered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
20 Oct 1828DiedJohn Langford – a little boyDysart Parish, Green PondsA little boy. Badly speared in the neck, groin and right arm. His mother and sister also wounded. The hut plundered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
20 Oct 1828WoundedMiss Langford – 14 years oldDysart Parish, Green PondsJohn Langford’s sister. 14 years old. Received a severe spear wound to the neck.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
23 Oct 1828WoundedUnnamed manLovely BanksSpeared. WoundedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
24 Oct 1828WoundedWilliam ParrsAbyssinia MarshMcNeilly’s man. Speared. WoundedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
25 Oct 1828DiedJohn BaileyPittwater, Opp. Maria IslandCaptain Glover’s stock keeper. Killed. Hut was plundered and burnt down.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095851/25173660
25 Oct 1828WoundedUnnamed Stock keeperPittwater, Opp. Maria IslandCaptain Glover’s stock keeper. Chased, assaulted and speared.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/ 20041116075148/http://www. another.com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/ clash.htm
25 Oct 1828DiedUnnamed manRiver OuseMr Synnott’s assigned servant. Speared in the bowels.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
Late Oct 1828DiedWilliam StringerBream Creek, CarltonMr Gordon’s servant. Hut plundered and burnt down.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233095851/25173660
23 Oct 1828WoundedUnnamedAbyssinia MarshMr McNeilly’s man. Speared in the thigh.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219857
Nov 1828WoundedUnnamed servantBen LomondReed’s man. Speared. Waddied. WoundedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 Nov 1828WoundedGeorge AppleyardKitty’s Rvt.Mitchell’s man. Wounded. Hut plundered.Manuscript 3251: Van Diemen’s Land 1821-1862
5 Nov 1828WoundedUnnamed servantSorell SpringsPresnell’s man. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
9 Nov 1828DiedUnnamed StockkeeperJerusalemA party of the black natives waylaid and killed a stock keeper in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/ article/233095877/25173668
5 Nov 1828WoundedUnnamedSorell SpringsWoundedhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36866640
9 Nov 1828WoundedRichard Walters / One Armed DickLake Frederic, OatlandsMr Fisher’s stock keeper.  Speared. Dangerously wounded. Survived.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36866640
10 Nov 1828WoundedUnnamed manMaloneys Sugar LoafSpeared. Wounded.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
12 Nov 1828WoundedWilliam DobyClyde RiverSpeared. Wounded. Hut plundered and burnt.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
24 Nov 1828DiedRobert WillowiseCornwall. Present day LaganaLabourer. Employed by Archibald Thomson. Speared. A very quiet man. Never quarrelled with anybody.https://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ms-3251-1825-31-black-natives-also-paton-vs-gregson/
1 Dec 1828DiedAdam WoodMcGill’s Marsh,    Eastern MarshesA settler. Barbarously murdered near Mr Hobb’s stock hut, in McGill’s Marsh. Speared.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219008
1 Dec 1828DiedWilliam SmithBothwell DistrictJames Triffett’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 Dec 1828WoundedJohn CroftMaloneys Sugar LoafPresnell’s servant. Speared. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 Dec 1828WoundedJames HobbsJerusalemA settler. Speared. WoundedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 Dec 1828DiedUnknown ShepherdBreak O’Day Plains, FingalMr Talbot’s shepherd. A middle aged man and a good servant. Just got ticket of leave. Robbed the hut. Body found 2 weeks later. Head beat in, multiple spear wounds.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219008
1 Dec 1828DiedUnnamed servantEastern MarshesDavid Williams’ man. Beaten to death with waddies. A convict.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84777772
4 Dec 1828DiedJoseph GoodWoodlands LagoonJohn Earle’s servant. A convict – Ticket of Leave man. Murdered under circumstances of great cruelty.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219008
4 Dec 1828DiedWright WoodWoodlands LagoonJohn Earle’s servant. A convict – Ticket of Leave man. Murdered under circumstances of great cruelty.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4219008
6 Dec 1828Died3 colonistsTooms Lake, Eastern Tiers3 colonists killed.https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/colonialmassacres/map.php
13 Dec 1828DiedCorporal WestwoodThe Coyne.One of the 40th. 5 miles from the Clyde.http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:52944/ SOURCE01?view=true
13 Dec. 1828DiedJames JonesSideling Hill, Black MarshFreeman. Servant to Michael & Henry Jones, Lime burners. Body found in waterhole in the Jordan, near the masters’ house, covered with spear wounds. Killed by a horde of blacks.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36866774
Dec? 1828DiedThomas BeamsSouth Esk, Beams HollowSettler. Speared and waddied. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Dec? 1828DiedUnnamed servantSouth Esk, Beams HollowSpeared and waddied.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1828 / 1829Died2 MenNear Quamby’s PlainsSmith’s stock keepers.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1829DiedUnnamed womanClyde, or Ouse RiverTravellers going through the Clyde district knew blacks were around as a horse would not proceed. Their fears were confirmed that afternoon when they learnt that a woman had been speared to death nearby.Black War. Nicholas Clements
6 Jan 1829WoundedThomas HardieOuse RiverJamieson’s man. Speared. Wounded. Hut plundered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253119/3612396
17 Feb 1829DiedShepherdCummings Folly, 5 miles from Launceston.Mr J W Bell’s stock keeper. Speared dangerously in the side. Diedhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4217806
20 Feb 1829WoundedUnnamed servantWestern RiverCharles Dry’s servant. Hut under siege. Tried to give the blacks some bread. Was speared in the right knee. The blacks then yelled obscenities in English.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4217551
20 Feb 1829WoundedUnnamedGovrnment Farm near RossA shepherd. Working for Mr Anstey?Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Mar 1829DiedUnnamed womanNorth Esk RiverKilled. Received 5 spears in the back.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4216056
Mar 1829DiedJohn BellCarltonStock keeper for Cruttenden.Hobart Town Courier 7/3/1829
Mar 1829DiedMr RaineUnknownA respectable inhabitant. Barbarously murdered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4216056
Mar 1829DiedUnnamedScarcely 2 miles from LauncestonCaptain Stewart’s man.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84776388
12 Mar 1829DiedJames ReecePiper RiverStock keeper for Mr McGeeColonial Secretary’s Office 706 (29/10/1830).
12 Mar 1829DiedMaster Morgan – 10 years oldPleasant Hills10 yrs old. Beat him senseless and left him for dead. Died.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253119/3612649  
13 Mar 1829DiedMary MillerEast Bank of the North EskAttacking natives. Thomas Miller came home and found the blacks attacking. Ran for help and found his neighbours shockingly murdered. Ran home again and found his wife a dreadful object upon the bed. Beaten and speared. Her brains having been dashed out by a waddy blow. Clothing stripped off her. House trashed and looted.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84773364
13 Mar 1829DiedJames HalesEast Bank of the North EskSpeared through the lungs and several other parts of his body. House looted and trashed.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84773364
13 Mar 1829DiedThomas JohnsonEast Bank of the North Esk11 spear wounds in his back and his neck dislocated by waddy blows. Also attacked 6 other homes.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84773364
13 Mar 1829DiedUnnamed childEast Bank of the North Esk…and a child went missing…Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Page 153 Nicholas Patrick Clements
13 Mar 1829DiedWilliam WardEast Bank of the North Esk. Stringy Bark Forest.James Towers’ stock keeper. Also killed his dog. Neighbours of the Millers.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232486633
13 Mar 1829DiedUnnamed manEast Bank of the North EskMr D Williams’ stock keeper. Body missing.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232486633
13 Mar 1829WoundedUnnamed manEast Bank of the North EskMr Russell’s man. Speared as he worked on the threshing floor.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84773364
13 Mar 1829WoundedJohn BurkEast Bank of the North EskCarrying a bag of flour that he had received from Mr Russell. A spear was driven through the bag and into his loins.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84773364
13 Mar 1829Wounded8 additional unnamed victims spearedEast Bank of the North EskGeorge Hobler recorded with exasperation that there were ten speared within about three hours. (Plus 5 murdered and the child went missing)Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements Page 153    https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/84773364
28 Mar 1829WoundedUnnamedJones River, West Ouse RiverMr McPherson’s shepherd. Hut plundered .https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84776091
28 Mar 1829WoundedWilliam CheshireOuse River, Opposite Hells Corner.J Evans’ servant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
April 1829WoundedJames WestPoole’s MarshCaptain Wood’s man. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
April 1829WoundedMr CharlesPoole’s MarshCaptain Wood’s man. Waddied.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
April 1829WoundedJohn BrownBlack MarshG Denholme’s servant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
2 April 1829DiedWilliam (Moses)  GarciaSt Paul’s PlainsA crown prisoner. Major Gray’s property.  Killed in an attack suddenly made by a horde of the black natives on the hills near Oyster bay. Speared and waddied.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36867499
2 April 1829DiedJonas GreenSt Paul’s PlainsSawyer. Major Gray’s man. Most barbarously killed. 3 men in a hut nearby escaped.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4217010
2 April 1829DiedWilliam DoriaSt Paul’s PlainsSawyer. Major Gray’s man. Most barbarously killed. 3 men in a hut nearby escaped.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4217010
2 April 1829WoundedUnnamedSt Paul’s RiverAs well as the 3 men murdered at Major Gray’s hut, a fourth man was left for dead. 3 escaped uninjured.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4217010
28 April 1829WoundedJames McKinnisLittle SwanportBuxton’s servant. Speared. The hut was plundered and burnt.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20041116075148/http://www. another.com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/clash.htm
3 May 1829WoundedHenry BarrettYork TownGardener to Lord Franklin. Speared. The house was set alight and his wife was burnt to death. Sheep taken.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52468838
3 May 1829DiedMrs BarrettYork TownSpeared husband. Set fire to the house, and the wife burnt to death.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52468838
16 May 1829DiedJohn FranksProsser’s PlainsFree settler. Employed by Mr Buchanan. Barbarously killedhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4216432
16 May 1829DiedFrancis Daly / DealyProsser’s PlainsAttacked by 20 blacks.  A free man. At Walter Redpath’s hut. Horribly mutilated. Speared in back and head pounded to a pulp.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4216432
16 May 1829DiedRichard SawyerProsser’s PlainsAttacked by 20 blacks. A free man. At Walter Redpath’s hut. Speared in back and head beaten to pieces.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4216432
18 May 1829DiedThomas JamesSt Paul’s Plains. At the South Esk RiverMary Smith’s servant.  Speared in face. Mate tried to hold him up in river. Drowned. 300 lbs flour and other goods stolen from his cart.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4216432
June 1829WoundedUnnamed BoyLauncestonSpeared within one mile of Launceston in early June.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36864127
6 June 1829DiedJames TurlinCarltonEmployed by Mr Dodge. Organised attack near town. People heard him cry out.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4215943
6 June 1829DiedEdward HorthillCarltonEmployed by Mr Dodge. Murdered a little further away, in the bush.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4215943
6 June 1829DiedJames SealCarltonGordon’s stock keeper. Went missing. Believed killed.Hobart Town Courier 13/6/1829
6 June 1829DiedThady McNamaraCarltonGordon’s stock keeper. Went missing. Believed killed. His wife was then killed in March 1830.Hobart Town Courier 13/6/1829
12 June 1829DiedUnnamedPittwaterDowns’ servant. Killed. Speared and waddied.Hobart Town Courier 20/6/1829
June 1829DiedUnnamed stock keeperThe lower settlement of PittwaterFollowing a series of raids by 15-20 Aborigines on huts for food in which they killed two stock keepers. (This one, and Mr Downs’ servant)Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835
June 1829WoundedAt least 3 people woundedThe lower settlement of PittwaterFollowing a series of raids by 15-20 Aborigines on huts for food in which they wounded at least three people.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835
June? 1829WoundedJames PriorLovely BanksMr Guest’s servant. Speared.Colonial Secretary’s Office1/316, p769
3 July 1829WoundedMrs WhiteLaughlan White’s farm, on the Tamar.Speared dangerously in the neck and groin.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2193221
25 July 1829Wounded3 Unnamed peopleGreat Swanport (Kelvedon)Messrs Cotton and Story’s servants. Speared. Hut plundered.Colonial Secretary’s Office1/323, p120
25 July 1829WoundedMr BlacksmithGreat SwanportMeredith’s man. Speared.Colonial Secretary’s Office1/323, p120
10 Aug 1829WoundedCharles ChadwickJordan RiverBlacks surrounded his hut. Demanded he remove his clothes, then mocked and toyed with him until one took a waddy from behind his back and proceeded to beat him viciously. The tribe then left, but one returned, rolled him onto his back and drove a spear through his arm.Black War. Nicholas Clements
Aug 1829WoundedHenry WrightJerusalemUnderwood’s servant. Speared. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Aug 1829WoundedWilliam CarrierJerusalem (Penrice)Underwood’s servant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Aug 1829Wounded3 Unnamed menBen Lomond areaAll speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
10 Aug 1829DiedTerence DoughertyBrown Mt.Rented a small hut at Brown Mountain. His body was found at the doorway terribly mutilated.Hobart Town Courier 22/8/1829
10 Aug 1829WoundedElenor DoyleBrown Mt.Waddied. WoundedHobart Town Courier 22/8/1829
14 Aug 1829DiedUnnamed manCoal River / JerusalemKilled.Hobart Town Courier  15/8/1829 P2
14 Aug 1829Wounded4 Unnamed menCoal River / JerusalemAll wounded.Hobart Town Courier  15/8/1829 P2
18 Aug 1829Wounded3 menLittle SwanportCallon / Cullen’s men. All wounded. Hut burnt down.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20041116075148/http://www.another.com.au/~
maureen/glamorgan/clash.htm
18 Aug 1829Wounded2 menBen LomondMr Lord’s shepherds. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
23 Aug 1829DiedUnnamedCarltonMr Dodge’s servant. KilledColonial Secretary’s Office 292 (23/08/1829).
23 Aug 1829DiedLawrence Wall / WellsLittle SwanportMr Harte’s servant. KilledHobart Town Courier 26/09/1829
31 Aug 1829DiedJoseph CastleLittle SwanportA settler. Speared. Hut plundered. Died of his wounds in Hobart, in 1835.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20041116075148/http://www. another.com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/clash.htm
3 Sep 1829WoundedUnnamedClyde RiverMr Allardyce’s shepherd. SpearedFrontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
4 Sep 1829DiedJohn McLeodMacquarie RiverMr Bayles (Bayley’s) man. His skull was literally broken into pieces by stones.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253119/3612649
15 Sep 1829DiedWilliam ClaypoleBashan Plains, Lake EchoEmployed by John Espie. Hut plundered.Hobart Town Courier  26/09/1829
18 Sep 1829DiedEmma CoffinHobartNatives broke in through window and speared her while in a faint. Stole items. Thomas Coffin’s wife. 4yo boy with her was also wounded.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835
18 Sep 1829DiedUnnamed boyHobart4yo boy with Emma Coffin was wounded.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835
28 Sep 1829WoundedUnnamedCoal RiverStokell’s servant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
28 Sep 1829DiedUnnamedCoal RiverNairne’s servant. The blacks had been hovering round that neighbourhood for some days, and robbed several huts. The poor man, had received two mortal wounds in the back from a spear, and his head was beaten in a most shocking manner.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4208782
Sep/Oct 1829WoundedUnamed manClyde RiverWounded. Speared. House plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Oct. 1829Diedseven killedClyde / Ouse RiversAfter a series of Aboriginal attacks on shepherds’ huts and the killing of seven colonists.Lyndall Ryan’s Abduction and Multiple Killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835
Oct 1829WoundedMr RogersKelvedon House, SwanportClearing land for Francis Cotton’s house. Surprise attack. Speared through the lungs and beaten. Chased onto the beach but outran the black chasing him with spears and a waddy.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9014831
Oct 1829WoundedMr JonesKelvedon House, SwanportClearing land for Francis Cotton’s house. Speared in the body and leg. 3rd man, Mr Flack / Fleche escaped unharmed. The hut was stripped of everything, and 2 dogs taken. One dog returned after a couple of days, badly speared.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9014831
Oct 1829DiedUnnamedNew Norfolk.Michael Steele’s servant.  Attacked, wounded, and died of his wounds.Colonial Secretary’s Office 792 (06/01/1831).
Oct 1829DiedJohn BrownBrown Mt. JerusalemMr Stokell’s Shepherd. Had gone into the woods  unarmed. Surrounded and speared.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4213363
Oct 1829WoundedUnnamed SoldierMaria IslandA native was killed.https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20041116075148/http:// http://www.another.com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/clash.htm
Oct 1829WoundedUnnamed2 miles from the Isis.Mr Sutherland’s shepherd.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4207521
7 Oct 1829DiedRobert WattsOuse RiverJ Triffitt Snr’s stock keeper. Beaten to death with a waddy.Hobart Town Courier  17/10/1829
8 Oct 1829WoundedHenry SmithNative Hut Creek, Ouse RiverMr Marzetti’s servant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
20 Oct 1829WoundedUnnamedShannonMr Thomson’s servant. Wounded. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
23 Oct 1828WoundedMr HughesBushy PlainSeverely beaten a second time, and almost killed.History of the Australian Bushrangers.George E Boxall. Page 27
Nov 1829WoundedUnnamedClyde RiverMr Field’s shepherd. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 Nov 1829DiedThomas ClarkRiver Ouse / Lower ClydeA poor old man named Clark was speared. Cut his head off, and burnt him in his hut. Mr Newport’s man.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8644644
1 Nov 1829DiedAnn NewportRiver Ouse / Lower ClydeSame mob who speared Philip Pitt’s men. Mr Clark’s daughter. Heavily pregnant. Speared in the side and breast and set fire over her.  She begged the chief for mercy. He put out the fire on her clothes, shook her hand, and protected her from the others who were trying to spear her. She died.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8644644  
Vandemonian-War-Secret-History- Britain-Tasmanian-Invasion. Nick Brady                                                                                                                          
1 Nov 1829DiedMary RobertsGreen ValleyA convict woman being transported to Mr T Triffitt’s place. Speared.Colonial Secretary’s Office 335, 338, 340, 344, 345, 346, 361 and 363.
1 Nov 1829WoundedUnnamedLower ClydeMr Steel’s servant. Speared. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
2 Nov 1829WoundedUnnamed man7 miles from BothwellMr Sherwin’s place?Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
2 Nov 1829WoundedJames Bourne / BurnCockatoo Valley, Macquarie DistrictCaptain Clark’s man. Speared. Attacked the hut and burnt down the fence.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
2 Nov 1829WoundedUnnamedThe Hollow Tree, Shannon RiverMr Thomson’s servant. Speared, and his hut was plundered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8644644
4 Nov 1829WoundedUnnamed shepherdLagoon Bottom, (Rotherwood)Sharland’s shepherd. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
5 Nov 1829WoundedStephen BarnesBluff, Dromedary, Macquarie RiverCawthorn’s servant. Speared. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
6 Nov 1829DiedJames HallidayBlinkworth’s Hunting Grounds, about three miles from the Cross Marsh.Philip Pitt’s place. Blacks opened the door; and speared two men. One died. One wounded.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8644644
6 Nov 1829WoundedUnnamedBlinkworth’s Hunting Grounds, about three miles from the Cross Marsh.Philip Pitt’s place. Blacks opened the door; and speared two men. One was not speared so dangerously, and escaped with his life.https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/8644644
6 Nov 1829Wounded2 Stock-keepersNew NorfolkBrooks’ men. Speared. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
6 Nov 1829WoundedWilliam SellsDeep Gully, New NorfolkLt. Fry’s servant. Speared. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
7 Nov 1829WoundedThomas LomasBetween Hampshire and Surry Hills.A VDL Co. man. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
12 Nov 1829WoundedUnnamedMills PlainsServant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
16 Nov 1829WoundedMr SeymourHunting GroundSpeared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
16 Nov 1829DiedMr LangfordJordan districtKilled. The hut was attacked.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
16 Nov 1829WoundedMiss HareConstitution Hill, BagdadWounded. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
18 Nov 1829WoundedWilliam MurrayRace Course. Surrey Hills?Speared. Wounded.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Dec 1829WoundedJohn BevanThe MacquarieA bushranger. Bevan is represented to be in very low spirits, and is moreover suffering much from two spear wounds, he confessed his present mode of existence was truly miserable.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4211746
1 Dec 1829WoundedRichard SweetlingEmu Bay RoadSpeared in the back. Almost died. Reprisals from a group of white men, including Sweetling, killing an Aboriginal woman.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossessed and Genocide. Ian MacFarlane
13 Dec 1829WoundedUnknown manNew NorfolkSpeared a man, then took his pistols, and threatened to come back and get him.Aboriginal History – Volume 19, 1-2. 1995
15 Dec 1829WoundedJames ThompsonBurleigh Hut, Hampshire Hills.A VDL Co. man. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
19 Dec 1829DiedJames DoranSorell RivuletA farmer on Black Snake Rt. Speared whilst trying to prevent blacks from robbing his home. Died of his wounds. Hut plundered and burnt down.Hobart Town Courier  6/3/1829
23 Dec 1829WoundedUnnamed  manBothwellMr McRae’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1830WoundedJames HeamerShannonHowell’s man. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1830DiedWilliam GunshannonCape GrimGunshannon killed several Aborigines. Gunshannon never faced British justice, though when he was speared in 1830, Robinson commented that ‘the justice of God was apparent in this instance’.http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:52944/ SOURCE01?view=true
1830WoundedUnnamedAvocaJ K Gray’s shepherd. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1830DiedThomas Prattnear PittwaterHit on the head with a waddy. The poor man immediately looked round, and perceived several blacks close behind him – he ran down the hill in front of the hut, when a native that was behind a log suddenly jumped up and threw a spear at him, which penetrated his back and reached his heart – he died instantly.Black War. Nicholas Clements
1 Jan 1830DiedWilliam SmithBark Hut Plains, River OuseEmployee of Triffet, Jnr. Hut broken into and a musket, blankets, sugar, etc. stolen.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
7 Jan 1829WoundedWilliam TillLake Frederic, OatlandsMr Fisher’s servant. Hut plundered and burnt down.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Feb 1830DiedMr DoranClyde RiverSpeared.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8644935
early Feb 1830DiedUnnamed servantClyde RiverMr Reed’s man.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
1 Feb. 1830WoundedMr BrodieMeads BottomSpeared 4 times.http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:52944/ SOURCE01?view=true
9 Feb 1830DiedLawrence DeeringBlack Marsh, Ouse RiverServant to Mr. Bell. Small party of stock-keepers attacked. Hut robbedThe History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
11 Feb 1830DiedJames McCarthyGreat Jordan LagoonA convict shepherd. Desperately wounded. Found unconscious and almost lifeless, in a most shocking state, having several severe wounds on his head, back and breast, and his little finger nearly beaten off, and even maggots in his wounds. Waddied. About one mile from Mr. Bell’s place, which was also attackedThe History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
11 Feb 1830DiedWilliam HopleyHollow Tree Bottom, near Great Jordan LagoonKilled on Hodgson’s lease, near Bett’s. Speared and waddied. About one mile from Mr. Bell’s place, which was also attacked.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
15 Feb 1830WoundedUnnamedGreat Jordan LagoonLt. Thomas Bett’s servant. Speared.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
17 Feb 1830WoundedUnnamedPort SorellMr Jocelyn Thomas’s servant. Speared. WoundedColonial Secretary’s Office1/316, P707
17 Feb 1830DiedJohn Bluchaby / BlackabyGreen PondsPoole’s manhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4210097
17 Feb 1830DiedPhilip Norboy / NorbyGreen PondsPoole’s manhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4210097
17 Feb 1830DiedLawrence MurrayShannonBell’s manhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233096117
17 Feb 1830WoundedJames BlundellGreen PondsSpeared. Wounded. Hut plundered.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
Mid Feb 1830Died2 Unnamed menBig Lagoon, OatlandsOne man was killed by the Natives at the Big Lagoon, Oatlands, and another mortally wounded.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233096117
21 Feb 1830DiedMaster Plaistow – 9 years oldNear the Swan Inn, Constitution Hill. Bagdad9 year old boy. Near the side road. The inhuman murder of the little innocent boy Plaistow, is a knock down blow to all idea of their discriminating between friends and foes.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8644935
Mar 1830WoundedMrs McNamaraSussex DistrictSpeared and wounded. Her husband, Thady was killed by the blacks in June 1829.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
9 Mar 1830DiedUnnamedTiers behind St Peters PassMr Bonnet’s man.Colonial Secretary’s Office1/320, P315
11 Mar 1830WoundedMr BrownBlack MarshDenholm’s man. Speared and wounded.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
15 Mar 1830DiedUnnamed manNear the mouth Carlton River,Man dangerously speared and cut on head. Mortal.The History of Tasmania –  Volume II by John West
15 Mar 1830WoundedJudith Chambers / PearceNear the mouth Carlton River,Speared 4 times through the arm, and was waddied. She became, ‘from fright and terror, insane and sent to the Lunatic asylum at New Norfolk’.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
16 Mar 1830WoundedMrs NathanLower CarltonSpeared. Wife of Ed Nathan.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
16 Mar 1830Wounded2 Unnamed menLower CarltonWounded.Frontier Conflict in Van Diemen’s Land. Nicholas Patrick Clements
14-20 Mar 1830DiedJames SprangleSouth EskStockman. At William Gee’s hut at Piper River. Speared near the heart, in the hand, and several spear wounds in the neck.https://www.law.mq.edu.au/research/ colonial_case_law/colonial_cases/ less_developed/coronial_inquests/ tasmania/1830-1839_tas/
30 Mar 1830DiedUnnamed manBlack MarshSpeared in the thigh. 40 blacks attacked Mr Brodribb’s house, in a planned raid.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
30 Mar 1830DiedUnnamed manBlack MarshSpeared in bed, at E. Donovan’sThe History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
1 April 1830DiedJohn RaynerSpring BayWas speared in the chest and back, and dreadfully beaten, as he skinned a kangaroo in the bush.https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/36865142     
https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/222673408  
My Home in Tasmania – L A Meredith. Page 85
14 April 1830WoundedUnnamed SoldierGreen ValleySpeared on Mrs Burns property. Not known if fatal.N.J.B. Plomley, The Aboriginal/Settler Clash n Van Diemen’s Land 1803 – 1831 (1992) p88.
21 April 1830DiedJohn SmithCoal River / JerusalemMr Nairn’s man. “The poor man had received two mortal wounds in the back from a spear, and his head was beaten in a most shocking manner.”https://www.law.mq.edu.au/ research/colonial_case_law/ colonial_cases/less_developed/ coronial_inquests/tasmania/1830-1839_tas/
18 May 1830DiedUnnamed manEastern MarshesHut attacked. Dangerously speared. Looted hut.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
18 May 1830WoundedUnnamed manEastern MarshesHut attacked. Dreadfully beaten, but survived. Hut looted.The History of Tasmania – Volume II by John West
23 May 1830WoundedMr HollandSam-the-butcher MarshMr David Lord’s servant. Speared in the back. Ran away, with the spear sticking in his back.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4208592/642435
23 May 1830DiedHenry HorsefullSam-the-butcher MarshMr David Lord’s servant. Horsfield is very badly wounded, and he was knocked down with blows. Died.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4208592/642435
10 June 1830DiedMary DanielsDen Hut on the Lake River. Regents Plains.Richard Daniels employed by Captain Wood. In sight of hut but blacks of the Abyssinian mob crept in. Looking back, he saw the hut door open. It was normally bolted shut. He feared the worst, and ran home to find his wife and babies bathed in their blood, by spear and waddy wounds. Plundered hut. Took everything.https://www.law.mq.edu.au/research/colonial_case_law/colonial_cases/ less_developed/coronial_inquests/ tasmania/1830-1839_tas/
10 June 1830DiedRichard Daniels – not 5 months oldDen Hut on the Lake River. Regents Plains.Twin babies not 5 months old. Beaten to death with a waddy. Father Richard raced to scene. Too late.https://www.law.mq.edu.au/research/colonial_case_law/colonial_cases/ less_developed/coronial_inquests/ tasmania/1830-1839_tas/
10 June 1830DiedEliza Daniels – not 5 months oldDen Hut on the Lake River. Regents Plains.Twin babies not 5 months old. Beaten to death with a waddy. Father Richard raced to scene. Too late.https://www.law.mq.edu.au/research/colonial_case_law/colonial_cases/ less_developed/coronial_inquests/ tasmania/1830-1839_tas/
July 1830WoundedUnnamedRiver OuseDangerously speared on Nicholl’s stock run.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8645244
9 Aug 1830WoundedUnnamedBetween Borthwick and Blue AshMr Purvis’ man. About 40 blacksHistory of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall
9 Aug 1830WoundedUnnamed womanBetween Borthwick and Blue AshSpear wounds. In the same area as Mr Purvis’ man. About 40 blacksHistory of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall
22 Aug 1830DiedJames HooperSpring Hill Parish, not far from Jericho.Watched for days until he was unarmed. Attacked by 30-40 blacks. Speared. Also killed his wife and 7 children. All mutilated. Limbs broken. etc. His hut was plundered of everything. The huts of Lieutenant Bell and Watts attacked, but repulsed.Tasmanian Friends and Foes. L A Meredith Page 79 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1058950 
The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.   
22 Aug 1830DiedMrs HooperSpring Hill ParishWaddied. Brains dashed out. Mutilated. All limbs broken.Tasmanian Friends and Foes. L A Meredith Page 79 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1058950 
The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.          
22 Aug 1830Died7 Hooper childrenSpring Hill ParishWaddied. Brains dashed out. Mutilated. All limbs broken.Tasmanian Friends and Foes. L A Meredith Page 79 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1058950  The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.          
25 Aug 1830WoundedMr Kelly2 miles from the Isis.Mr Sutherland’s shepherd. Black snuck up and stole the mens’ guns. The men tried to flee, but were chased. Kelly was waddied, and had his arm completely transfixed with a spear. The hut was plundered. A repetition of the enormities committed at the same place, last October.
8 Sep. 1830DiedUnnamed stock-keeperBoomer Creek, Oyster BayAborigines have made a descent on the farm of Mr. G. Meredith, at Oyster Bay, and killed two men, one of whom was a soldier.https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/2196380
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8 Sep. 1830DiedUnnamed soldierBoomers Creek, Oyster BaySoldier of the 63rd. Sitting on a creek bank making a bird-cage. The man was beat about the head and horribly disfigured; after they finished the work of death, they rolled him from the top of the bank down to the creek and then left him.H.R. Willis, A tally of those killed during the fighting between Aborigines and Settlers in Van Diemen’s Land 1803-34.  
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9 Sep 1830DiedGeorge AppleyardCornwall, Lake Sorell?Violently assaulted. Head wound. Lived three days.https://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ms-3251-1825-31-black-natives-also-paton-vs-gregson/
10 Sep. 1830WoundedMr FreemanSwan Bay, On the Tamar.With the old man. Mr Freeman, a noted boxer was waddied but escaped. Sawyer.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8645360
10 Sep. 1830DiedAn old manSwan Bay, On the Tamar.An old man was almost beat to pieces, by the native Blacks. They had thrashed him with their waddies, in a most dreadful manner, about the head and shoulders.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8645360
10 Sep. 1830WoundedUnnamedSwan Bay, On the Tamar.With the old man and Freeman. Speared, but survived. Sawyerhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8645360
10 Sep 1830WoundedMr GayOyster CreekThomas Buxton’s sawyers. Attacked when Mr Gay was in the pit. He tried to get to the hut where he knew there was a musket, but was repelled. He ran back to the pit and got himself a piece of wood for a waddy, then ran back to the hut again, and got speared in the body and arm on the way. Got hit in the face with a waddy at the doorway, which almost knocked him senseless. The blacks were in the hut by then, but he burst in and threw the piece of wood at one black, and wrestled the gun off another. With that, the blacks ran off, with him chasing them.https://trove.nla.gov.au/ newspaper/article/8645378  
https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/wa/20041116075148/http://www.another.com.au/~maureen/ glamorgan/clash.htm        
Sep 1830DiedMr WainrightOyster CreekMr Buxton’s sawyers. Speared. Slightly wounded. Ran to get help, while Mr Gay tried to fight them off. This poor man must have had a nervous breakdown, because he took to his bed, and, strange as it may be, such an affect had the fright which he had sustained upon his mind, that he developed brain fever as a consequence, and died a few days afterwards, raving mad.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8645378
16 Sep 1830DiedUnnamed manSorellThe settlement was attacked. One killed, one wounded, and 4 homes plundered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203196913
16 Sep 1830WoundedUnnamed manSorellThe settlement was attacked. One killed, one wounded, and 4 homes plundered.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203196913
18 Sep 1830DiedA privateUnknownOf the 63rd regiment. Killed by the natives. 2 others were wounded.https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58799/58799-h/58799-h.htm    
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18 Sep 1830Wounded2 PrivatesUnknownOf the 63rd regiment.https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58799/58799-h/58799-h.htm    
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21 Sep 1830DiedJames FarrellPiper RiverThomas Gee’s servant.Colonial Secretary’s Office 706 (29/10/1830).
24 Sep 1830DiedWilliam TiddyBlackman’s Corners, St Paul’sMajor Gray’s servants. Four were attacked and three of them were killed. The men were at work at a little distance from their hut, when the Natives rushed on them, and beat them to death with their waddies. They afterwards disfigured them in a most shocking manner, cutting the heads off of three of them, and placing them between their legs. The fourth man, whom they left for dead, fortunately survived, and explained the circumstances of this horrid atrocity; he is however so seriously wounded, that little hopes are entertained of his recovery.Hobart Town Courier  2/10/1830  
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24 Sep 1830DiedRobert WellsBlackman’s Corners, St PaulsMajor Gray’s servants. Four were attacked and three were killed. The men were at work at a little distance from their hut, when the Natives rushed on them, and beat them to death with their waddies. They afterwards disfigured them in a most shocking manner, cutting the heads off of three of them, and placing them between their legsHobart Town Courier 2/10/1830  
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24 Sep 1830DiedWilliam WellsBlackman’s Corners, St Paul’sMajor Gray’s servants. Four were attacked and three killed. The Natives rushed on them, and beat them to death with their waddies. Disfigured them in a most shocking manner, cutting the heads off of three of them, and placing them between their legsHobart Town Courier 2/10/1830  
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24 Sep 1830DiedUnnamedBlackman’s Corners, St Paul’sMajor Gray’s servants. The fourth man, whom they left for dead, fortunately survived, and told the circumstances of this horrid atrocity; he is however so seriously wounded, that little hopes are entertained of his recovery.Hobart Town Courier 2/10/1830  
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27 Sep 1830DiedFrancis Broker / BrookerUnknown History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall  Page 27A man of the name of Broker, a runaway from Hobart Town, has likewise fallen a sacrifice to the inveterate feelings of the Aboriginal inhabitants. This man went out kangarooing, when he was suddenly rushed upon by the natives and killed almost immediately. Spearedhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8645378
30 Sep 1830DiedOld Charlie the cook / Charles WoodlandMount Morrison, Upper MacquarieThomas Scott / George Scott Esq’s house. Attacked by a mob. Threw body in river. Plundered a huge amount of goods.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2196380
30 Sep 1830DeadUnnamed manMount Morrison, Upper MacquarieTwo men were killed at Mr. G. Scott’s place and their bodies thrown into the river. The 3rd man was wounded.History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall
30 Sep 1830DiedUnnamed manMount Morrison, Upper MacquarieThomas Scott’s man. So dreadfully beaten with their waddies, that little hopes are entertained of his recovery.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2196380
Oct 1830DiedPeter McCaskerRetreat at the Western RiverMr Butler’s servant. Barbarously murdered. His wife was murdered just weeks later.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_War
Oct 1830WoundedMr CoffinPittwaterWe are happy to learn that the poor man Coffin, at Pittwater, so recently speared by the natives, is doing well.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4206314
16 Oct 1830DeadMr Guildas (Gildas)West bank of the Tamar River, 16 miles from Launceston.A poor but hospitable settler. Barbarously murdered. Speared and stoned to death in his own garden. Hut plundered. Poor Mr Gildas had been repeatedly robbed by the bushrangers as well. Taking everything he owned.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84777278
16 Oct 1830DiedUnnamedSorellThe settlement at Sorell was attacked. One man being killed. Four houses were stripped.History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall Page 26
16 Oct 1830Wounded3 unnamed peopleSorellThree seriously wounded. Eight houses were ransacked.Black War. Nicholas Clements
18 Oct 1830DiedUnnamed3 miles from Launceston.Captain Stewart’s stock huts. Speared his shepherd.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84777278
Oct. 1829Wounded2 unnamed peopleEast of the Tamar RiverTwo spearings. Condition unknown.Black War. Nicholas Clements
19 Oct 1830DiedWilliam Gaingell / GangellPittwaterWe lament to learn that Sergeant Gaingell was so cruelly treated by the blacks that he has died of his wounds. A most barbarous attack. Speared.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4206314
27 Oct 1830WoundedUnnamed SentrySeveral rushes were heard (over the Black Line), and the fire sticks of the people were seen in the gloom. A man laid down his musket, while he stooped for some firewood, and received a spear in his leg. He seized a fire stick, and threw it at the enemy. Another spear penetrated his shoulder, when, without thinking anything of his musket, he shouted lustily for help. The approach of other sentries scattered the half-dozen Blacks.The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.
30 Oct 1830WoundedMr DavisSouth EskMr Talbot’s. A raiding party. Speared through the thigh. Taken to Campbell Town for medical treatment.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233096811/25174020
Nov 1830WoundedGeorge Augustus WidlikinsHobart?Received a severe waddy blow to the head.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8645442
6 Nov 1830Died3 people killedOuse RiverNear Shone’s farm.Recorded by Robinson.  
History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall  Page 26
7 Nov 1830DiedMrs Drummond AKA  “Mary the Needle”JerusalemCon, the shoemaker’s wife. Was in the hut with three men. They shot through and left her to it. Very much beat around the head with waddies. Cut severely on the right shoulder with an axe, and a spear had entered under her left shoulder blade. Lies in a very dangerous state. 4 blacks. Plundered the hut.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4206208
16 Nov 1830DiedAnne Peters – 14 years oldConstitution Hill, Bagdad14 years old. Killed by Monlepeleter. Her 16 year old sister Sophia Peters was also speared. In their home.http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_ transcript/2014/D21009/a8039.html
16 Nov 1830WoundedSophia PetersConstitution Hill, Bagdad16 years old. Her 14 year old sister, Anne, was killed (speared in the chest). The girls were in their home, while their father, Thomas Peters, worked nearby tilling some ground. He heard his daughters screams, but too late.http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_ transcript/2014/D21009/a8039.html
16 Nov 1830DiedBob CooperSouth Esk RiverStock keeper for Captain Wight. Killed and dreadfully mangled.Colonial Secretary’s Office 737 and 739 (18/11/1830)
19 Dec 1830Died2 Unnamed ShepherdsLagoon of IslandsTwo of Mr Allardyce’s men were attacked and speared by these savages, and so severely wounded that great doubt is entertained of their recovery. Died.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233096968
1831?DiedMrs DonaldsonUnknownDiedhttp://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_ transcript/2014/D21009/a8039.html
1831DiedUnnamedBreak O’Day Plains, FingalMr Talbot’s stock-keeper.Colonial Secretary’s Office 812 (11/2/1831).
10 Jan 1831DiedUnnamed Stock keeperOyster BayMr Meredith’s man. A native also died.  https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa
/20041116075148/http://www.another. com.au/~maureen/glamorgan/clash.htm
28 Jan 1831DiedMr Wallis (Wallace)Mr. Bursby’s (Burrell’s?) house. The TamarSpeared twice, then dreadfully beaten around the head with a waddy. Likewise wounded a child as well.Notes On The Tasmanian “Black War” 1827 – 1830 [By J. C. H. GILL, B.A., LL.B.] Page 522
28 Jan 1831woundedUnnamed childMr. Bursby’s (Burrell’s?) house. The TamarWith Mr Wallis. (Likewise wounded a child as well).N Notes On The Tasmanian “Black War” 1827 – 1830 [By J. C. H. GILL, B.A., LL.B.] Page 522
29 Jan 1831DiedMary Ann McCaskerRetreat Farm, between Westbury and Deloraine.Mrs. McCasker was cruelly murdered (butchered) by the natives, at her home at Retreat, Butler’s farm. Attacked and robbed of stores. Her children survived.  Her husband had been murdered by the blacks just 4 months previously.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253155
March 1831DiedJohn CrowhurstLake RiverSpeared and beaten. Mr Walker also attacked.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097267
March 1831WoundedMr WalkerLake RiverSpeared and brutally beaten with sticks and stones. Strong hopes are entertained in his favour.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097267
1 Mar 1831DiedEdward SharpeBenlomondAt work near Mr Massey’s. A sawyer. Speared through the arm and shoulder, then beaten with waddies and stoned. Wounded so severely that his life was despaired of. Died. A native girl raised by whites was taken / rescued?, and was not seen again.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253119/3612649
1 Mar 1831WoundedJohn TaylorBenlomondAt work near Mr Massey’s. A sawyer. Wounded, but escaped. Speared, waddied and stoned. A black girl was taken by the attackers.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253119/3612649
12 Mar 1831DiedMrs CunninghamEast Arm, River TamarWorking in her garden with her infant. Speared in back. Chased, speared again, and clubbed, then speared yet again, with the spear passing nearly through her. Fell onto her baby daughter. The natives then stabbed her with their spears until she fainted. When she came to, she ran to a neighbour’s place. She lingered in extreme agony until the following morning, before dying. Theft.https://www.law.mq.edu.au/research/colonial_case_law/colonial_cases/less_ developed/coronial_inquests/tasmania/1830-1839_tas/
12 Mar 1831WoundedBaby CunninghamEast Arm, River TamarChild’s mother fell over the baby during an attack to protect it. Baby was “much bruised” but survived.https://www.law.mq.edu.au/research/colonial_case_law/colonial_cases/less_ developed/coronial_inquests/ tasmania/1830-1839_tas/
17 March 1831Wounded2 unnamed soldiersNorfolk PlainsAttacked by a large mob. Or so they claimed.Black War. Nicholas Clements
21 Mar 1831DiedMr YorkLake River,  Norfolk PlainsMr Lawrence’s run. The unfortunate man was found, on the return of the shepherds, a frightful corpse, being beaten literally to pieces in the yard where he was in the act of milking, the pail being found standing by his side, and the hut plundered of its contents.  Attacked 5 stations.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2200165
21 Mar 1831WoundedUnnamed ShepherdLake River,  Norfolk PlainsMr O’Connor’s hut. Speared in the back with a 14 foot long spear as he leant on a log. He ran away and they looted and trashed his hut.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097267
21 Mar 1831WoundedMr WalkerLake River,  Norfolk PlainsMr Parker’s man. Surprise attack. Taking a Sunday’s walk, about a mile from their master’s house. Speared and brutally beaten with waddies and rocks. Tried to run home. Hopes are entertained of his recovery.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097267
21 Mar 1831DiedJohn CrowhurstLake River,  Norfolk PlainsMr Parker’s man. Surprise attack. Taking a Sunday’s walk, about a mile from their master’s house. Speared and brutally beaten with waddies and rocks. Tried to run home. Three spear wounds; one hit the point of his nose, which was pinned to his cheek, and two in his body. It is thought he cannot possibly recover.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097267
21 Mar 1831WoundedTwo soldiersnear Messrs. Lamb and Bell’s farmThe blacks attacked a hut near Messrs. Lamb and Bell’s farm, on the southern side of the road where two soldiers were stationed. They managed to carry off the guns, slightly wounding each of the soldiers, but without committing any other outrage.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2200165
5 April 1831DiedT RaltonNorfolk Plains?Speared while splitting wood.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169334709
6 April 1831WoundedUnnamed  manThe Western bank of the TamarCaptain Stewart’s man. A black drove a spear right through his body, without touching any mortal part.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2200338
7 April 1831DiedMichael FitzgeraldEast bank of the Tamar River9 miles down the river. A respectable settler. An old man. Killed by a gin as he sat reading in his cottage doorway. Stabbed with spears. A long spear went completely through his back. Left a large family to fend for themselves.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253155
6 May 1831DiedUnnamed womanThe Big RiverMr Clark’s hut, of Clark & Ladds. Cruelly speared to death. Baby unhurt. Plundered. Men folk some distance away.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253119/3612649
10 May 1831DiedJames AKA Moses BossLake SorellMr Kemp’s. Buildings burnt to the ground. Firearms stolen. Terribly mutilated.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097433
10 May 1831DiedWilliam CarterLake SorellMr Kemp’s. Buildings burnt to the ground. Firearms stolen. Terribly mutilated.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097433
10 May 1831WoundedUnnamedLake SorellMr Kemp’s. Two killed, one wounded.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233097433
6 June 1831WoundedMrs TriffettHunters HillSpeared, and her house was plundered.History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall  Page 27
6 June 1831DiedJane KennedyOuse RiverKilled.Colonial Secretary’s Office 920, 922, 925, 928, 930, 932, 934, 936, 937.
6 June 1831DiedMrs N LongHunters Hill?The huts of Messrs. Marnetti, Bell, and Clark were robbed on the same day.History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall Page 27
8 June 1831WoundedUnnamed womanMacquarie RiverA number of blacks robbed a hut on the Macquarie, and wounded a woman.The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.
8 June 1831DiedUnnamed girlMacquarie RiverA number of blacks beat to death a young woman of sixteen years, who was carrying a child at her breast.The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.
19 July 1831DiedThomas SmithTupsley / TapslyVDL Co. Stock-keeper. Fatally speared. Hut plundered. Heavy losses inflicted on sheep and oxen.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_War
27 July 1831DiedUnnamed Stock keeperWeybridgeVDL Co. Stock-keeper. Fatally speared. Heavy losses inflicted on sheep and oxen.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_War
22 Aug 1831WoundedJane Baker 5 yrs oldWestern MountainsAboriginal Natives have again attacked Mr. Stocker’s hut, and speared a little 5 year old girl. Dalrymple (Dolly) Briggs’ child. Dolly was the first half caste born Tasmanian. Her husband was a white man.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4202083
23 Aug 1831WoundedJames CubbitWestern MountainsAttacked David Gibson’s run and speared James Cubbit. This was the ninth time Cubbit had been speared.  This time he was saved by a convict Peter McGuire.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4202083
31 Aug 1831WoundedUnnamed hut-keeperBashan Plains, Lake EchoMr Espie’s man. Speared right through the arm.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2202443
31 Aug 1831DiedJames ParkerPort SorellOverseer. Speared in the back. Killed to get gun. Speared 11 times. Trying Govt policy Treachery.https://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ms-3251-1825-31-black-natives-also-paton-vs-gregson/
31 Aug 1831DiedBartholomew Boyle ThomasPort Sorell“Captain” Thomas. Treachery. Gave hospitality and food. Trusted them. Speared 10 times.https://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ms-3251-1825-31-black-natives-also-paton-vs-gregson/
Early Sep 1831DiedMr FarquharsonOatlandsOverseer for Mr Betts at Bettsholme.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4202078
5 Sep 1831DiedJohn HigginsonTapsley?Killed, and his hut robbed.History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall
27 Sep 1831WoundedMr HughesBushy PlainSeverely beaten. Beaten again 4 weeks later.History of the Australian Bushrangers. George E Boxall  Page 27
3 Oct 1831DiedWilliam AbrahamsChiltonVDL Co. Stock-keeper. Fatally speared. Heavy losses inflicted on sheep and oxen.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_War
28 Oct 1831WoundedUnnamed OverseerLong Bend, Westbury areaSpeared Mr. Archer’s overseer.  Outcome unknown.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84776943
1834WoundedUnnamed manMr Salter’s neighbourhoodTwo men tried to stop natives robbing a hut. Blacks threw spears and then rocks. Man had a spear in his right arm, and another in his leg, when his musket finally fired and he shot one black in the chest and killed him. The men escaped as the blacks recovered their dead mate.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/172896013
mid 1830’sDiedUnnamed shepherdPiper’s LagoonA man at Piper’s Lagoon was speared and clubbed to death in punishment for burning an Aboriginal woman to death.Armed Conflict between Aborigines and British Armed Forces in Southeast Australia, 1788-1831. John Connor
April 1836Died3 menGeorgetownWe fear the natives have killed a runaway, and two of Captain Swanston’s men, who were bringing provisions to their station from Indented Head. It is thought that the natives mistook this provision to be that which had been promised to them, and had not yet been issued.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203146564
9 July 1839DiedEdward JacobsLauncestonA convictThe Convict Deaths Register
5 Oct 1839WoundedNeal McDonnellSurrey HillsAn attack at the Surrey Hills by two Aboriginal men, a woman and a youth that resulted in a VDL Co servant sustaining five spear wounds.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossession and Genocide by Ian McFarlane
Dec 1840WoundedJames LucasSurrey HillsSpeared and then pursued to his hut where an attempt was made to stone him to death, His life was spared only through the timely arrival of another VDL Co servant. It seems to be the same man, James Lucas, who is attacked a second time, just 3 months later. In January 1841, a group of natives bailed him up in his hut. He wouldn’t come out, so they pulled down the hut to get at him. Once again he was saved by the arrival of some men.Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossession and Genocide by Ian McFarlane
Oct 1847DiedUnnamed shepherdBeyond CarrickAt Adelphi Farm. Employed by Mr Princep. Near Mr Bonnily’s farm.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36253231
UnknownDiedUnnamed post boyNative CornerAboriginals killed a Post boy as he went along the road near the hill and so it was named. Once the original road linking Campania and Colebrook, it goes west around Postboy Hill.Where in Tasmania: a Compilation of place names and their histories in Tasmania
UnknownDiedUnnamed manThe Fat Doe River (Clyde River)Duncan McRae entered a shepherd’s hut and found a shepherd and his wife lying dead. Their baby survived.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9101907
UnknownDiedUnnamed womanThe Fat Doe River (Clyde River)Mr. Duncan McRae once entered a shepherd’s hut in the vicinity of his present abode, and found shepherd and wife lying dead, and a baby trying to rouse the mother to get its accustomed nourishment, and such instances of manslaying were tolerably common.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9101907
UnknownDiedUnknown numberThe Fat Doe River (Clyde River)Many a Big River tribesman’s spear inflicted mortal injury to the white man on the Fat Doe River.https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9101907
UnknownDiedUnnamed English manUnknownA treacherous act is recorded. An armed man travelling with his wife was met by some Natives. One of the latter sang out, “White man lay down gun, Black man lay down spear.” The simple fellow agreed. But while one came up smiling to shake hands, another got behind and felled the Englishman with his waddy. Spears finished him, and the wife was left for dead.The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.
UnknownWoundedUnnamed womanUnknownThe wife of the above man. Waddied, and left for dead. Husband waddied, speared, and killed.The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.
UnknownDiedUnnamed Jewish manLemon’s LagoonHad a liaison with a black woman. Killed by the men. When his corpse was recovered, it was found horribly mutilated by the people of the tribe; a portion of the body being found thrust into the mouth of the corpse.The Last of the Tasmanians. James Bonwick.

Bruce Pascoe – What did they really say?

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS…. Please come back again to check on our updates.

Jan Holland, and the research team.

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Most Aussies are good, trusting people who tend to take others at their word. Especially if the person delivering that word is a clever con man who is telling them something they want to believe in.

My group? We are a bit different. We are a little cynical. We have inbuilt lie detectors that pick up on inconsistencies in stories. We notice and remember the lies. Those detectors go off a lot when Bruce Pascoe is delivering the information. What he claims people said, is rarely what they really said. We check his sources and we find the lies.

Here are some of them.

READ, AND COMPARE

Pascoe loves to quote the explorer Charles Sturt. Incorrectly in most cases. Check to see what Pascoe made up from just this small section of Sturt’s journal.

Charles Sturt wrote“…. however, we reached the hill soon after the natives had gone over it, and on gaining the summit were hailed with a deafening shout by 3 or 400 natives, who were assembled in the flat below. I do not know, that my desire to see the savage in his wild state, was ever more gratified than on this occasion, for I had never before come so suddenly upon so large a party. The scene was one of the most animated description, and was rendered still more striking from the circumstance of the native huts, at which there were a number of women and children, occupying the whole crest of a long piece of rising ground at the opposite side of the flat.”

Pascoe changes the number of people and adds in a bit of drama, by inventing the story that the explorers were “saved from death”, and he throws in a bit more fiction by including harvesting grain. He says –

Version 1. “Charles Sturt’s exploration party of 1844 was saved from death when it chanced upon four hundred Aboriginal people harvesting grain on the Warburton River (South Australia),”

Version 2. “There were nearly 1000 people living there, in this little model community with timber and thatch houses, beautiful dwellings, which Sturt describes quite well.”  https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf

Sturt says. “I checked my horse for a short time on the top of the sand hill, and gazed on the assemblage of agitated figures below me, covering so small a space that I could have enclosed the whole under a casting net, and then quietly rode down into the flat, followed by Mr. Stuart and my men, to one of whom I gave my horse when I dismounted, and then walked to the natives, by whom Mr. Stuart and myself were immediately surrounded.  Had these people been of an unfriendly temper, we could not by any possibility have escaped them, for our horses could not have broken into a canter to save our lives or their own. We were therefore wholly in their power, although happily for us perhaps, they were not aware of it; but, so far from exhibiting any unkind feeling, they treated us with genuine hospitality, and we might certainly have commanded whatever they had.”

Pascoe adds in his drama and says – They’ve eaten all their horses but one. They’ve got no water, they’ve got no food, they’re dying. They climb a sand dune and look down. Sturt can hardly see by this stage, but they’re accosted by 1000 Aboriginal people ….. And so Sturt writes that if those people had been aggressive to him that they could have done nothing, because the horse they had left couldn’t have run to save its life and they couldn’t have walked to save their lives. They were at the mercy of these people who came up and grabbed hold of them, virtually carried them down to the bottom of the dune.https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf

Sturt wrote. “Several of them brought us large troughs of water, and when we had taken a little, held them up for our horses to drink; an instance of nerve that is very remarkable, for I am quite sure that no white man, (having never seen or heard of a horse before, and with the natural apprehension the first sight of such an animal would create,) would deliberately have walked up to what must have appeared to them most formidable brutes, and placing the troughs they carried against their breast, have allowed the horses to drink, with their noses almost touching them.”

At least Pascoe sticks to the truth here.  “…brought cooling piti (coolamons, containers) of water to the horse, a species they’d never seen in their life and, admittedly I think at arm’s length, they offered the horse water because they saw the horse as a dignified creature that required assistance.”

Sturt. “They likewise offered us some roasted ducks, and some cake. When we walked over to their camp, they pointed to a large new hut, and told us we could sleep there, but I had noticed a little hillock on which there were four box-trees, about fifty yards from the native encampment, on which, foreseeing that we could go no farther, I had already determined to remain, and on my intimating this to the natives they appeared highly delighted; we accordingly went to the trees, and unsaddling our animals turned them out to feed. When the natives saw us quietly seated they came over, and brought a quantity of sticks for us to make a fire, wood being extremely scarce. …… The smallness of the water-hole, on which these people depended, was quite a matter of surprise to me, and I hardly liked to let the horses drink at it, in consequence.”

Pascoe’s version gets quite carried away with the truth – “And then they showed them, Sturt and his men, their village and said ‘choose a house’ and they were too far gone to bother so they had one chosen one for them, a brand new dwelling. …. And then they offered them roast duck and cake. You know, Sturt was dying in the desert and here’s a community thriving because they managed the resources well. They had dug a well which I think was 70 foot deep, to provide their water. You know, that’s an engineering feat. It’s not a hole in the ground. It’s a piece of engineering. And they were growing a grain on this ephemeral river. Every time it flooded they’d wait a week and then they’d go in and sow a grain into the mud and then they’d come back and  harvest the grain, and that’s what they were there for, they were there for the annual harvest.” https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf

Nothing was mentioned in Sturt’s journals about the natives growing or harvesting grain there. The 70 foot deep well is also pure fiction. Sturt and his party got onto their horses the next day and continued on their travels.

Pascoe also says in Dark Emu of this place – The smaller huts attached to the dwellings of this and other clans were full of stored produce. Yards attached to these store houses were used as animal holding pens. People here were not clinging on to survival in the desert; they were thriving, and engaged in a rich and joyful life.”

Nowhere is there any evidence to support this figment of Pascoe’s imagination. Storage buildings are not mentioned by Sturt, and neither is grain at this site. And as for the animal holding pens, what could these animals have been? Kangaroos?

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PASCOE’S FAVOURITE. CAKES

Charles Sturt wrote: “Several of them brought us large troughs of water….. They likewise offered us some roasted ducks, and some cake.”

Sturt said cakes were offered to him, but he does not say whether he, or his men, ate them, let alone them being the best he had ever tasted.

Pascoe’s versions:

Version 1. “Because that’s what the explorers saw. …. Sturt and his men were revived with cool well-water, roast duck and the best cakes Sturt had ever tasted. Once recovered, the party was offered a new house in the orderly town that lined the bank of the river”.

Version 2. Sturt repeatedly described the cake as the “best cake he had ever eaten”, even after his hunger had been satiated. “He describes it in great detail, he describes the method of the milling, the flavour, and he even goes as far as to give a short recipe,” Mr Pascoe said. https://www.milkwood.net/2016/03/24/fair-food-edition-pip-mag/      Sturt did none of these things.

Version 3. Two hundred years have passed since British explorers Charles Sturt and Thomas Mitchell extolled the virtues of Aboriginal breads, describing them as the lightest and sweetest they’d ever tasted, Bruce Pascoe https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2018/05/29/comment-lets-talk-about-real-australian-food   The cakes have now morphed into bread, and Thomas Mitchell has joined in “extolling their virtues”.

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HOUSING

Sturt wrote: “When we walked over to their camp, they pointed to a large new hut, and told us we could sleep there, but I had noticed a little hillock on which there were four box-trees, about fifty yards from the native encampment, on which, foreseeing that we could go no farther, I had already determined to remain, and on my intimating this to the natives they appeared highly delighted; we accordingly went to the trees, and unsaddling our animals turned them out to feed.”   Sturt didn’t say “house”, he said “hut”, and he did not mention it being an “orderly town”.

Pascoe’s versions:

Version 1. “And then they showed them, Sturt and his men, their village and said ‘choose a house’ and they were too far gone to bother so they had one chosen one for them, a brand new dwelling. There were nearly 1000 people living there, in this little model community with timber and thatch houses, beautiful dwellings, which Sturt describes quite well.” https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf

Version 2. “The Europeans were then offered the pick of the houses in a new estate built on the bank of the Warburton River.”  Taken from Long History: Deep Time. http://press-files.anu.edu.au/…/p319821/html/ch10.xhtml

Version 3. “Then they are offered their choice of three new houses in the village.” From  Salt: Selected Essays and Stories

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IRISH CROFT HOUSES

In Dark Emu, Pascoe writes “On seeing houses built to accommodate forty people in groups of fifty or more, both explorers (Mitchell and Sturt) resort to words such as ‘huts’ or ‘hovels’ to describe buildings that in rural Ireland would have been called croft houses.”  Really? This is an Irish croft house. A very old, ruined, Irish croft house. It doesn’t look like anything I can remember seeing of Aboriginal housing.

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WHIRRING, OR THUDDING?

Sturt wrote: “they sat up to a late hour at their own camp, the women being employed beating the seed for cakes, between two stones, and the noise they made was exactly like the working of a loom factory. The whole encampment, with the long line of fires, looked exceedingly pretty, and the dusky figures of the natives standing by them, or moving from on hut to the other, had the effect of a fine scene in a play.”

Pascoes’ versions:

Version 1. “In the nights to follow, it was Sturt’s delight to listen to the singing and laughter as the town prepared its meals. The whispering of whirring grain mills made a captivating sound in the twilight, but around 10 o’clock the town fell silent as it prepared for sleep. Sturt remarks on the modest civility of the people of this town.” http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p319821/html/ch10.xhtml

Version 2.  … (Frederick Rose) … talks about the incredible labour required in milling and winnowing that grain, but never the scale of the operation — despite Sturt’s description of the evening whirring of hundreds of mills grinding grain into flour.  Dark Emu

Version 3.  “as evening fell, Sturt would sit out the front of his hut and write… and he said that as evening fell he loved to listen to the people singing and laughing, children playing and dogs barking, but behind all of that cheerful noise, was a sound, and that sound was, pshhh, pshhh, pshhh, as people ground grain into flour. He said it was mesmerising, the lifestyle that these people had. And as the meals were finished he could hear women putting children to bed and by 10 o’clock at night the whole village was silent. Our people were considered by the colonists to be barely human and reading that evidence of our culture really, if you’re not moved by that, and if you’re not moved by the fact that those people were murdered shortly afterwards, then you have indeed a very hard heart.” Youtube. Bruce Pascoe (2016): Aboriginal agriculture – maintaining a culture over millenia. View from 21.00 minutes.

THE TRUTH: Sturt and his party left the next morning, after only one night, so he was not there “in the nights to follow” to sit out the front of his hut. He made no mention of singing, laughing, or meal preparation. Neither did he comment on children playing, dogs barking, or children being put to bed. He said the scene was exceedingly pretty, but did not say he loved to listen to the people. He didn’t say their lifestyle was mesmerising. There is no mention of a mill, or mills, let alone “the whispering of whirring grain mills” either. He certainly did not say “whirring of hundreds of mills grinding grain”.  He wrote “loom factory”. A loom factory made fabric, and the machinery bumped or thudded as the threads were knocked firmly into place. As do stones tapping on seeds between stones. Mills are an entirely different piece of machinery. They have cogs to drive them. And were used to grind grain. Unbelievable.

What is also unbelievable, is his claim that these people were murdered shortly afterwards. He gives no qualifying statement as to who murdered them, but tosses that comment in to make them victims. Presumably of the horrible whites. Nobody knows where Sturt was when he was offered the cakes and roast duck, and Pascoe confirms that himself, in the chapter “Saviours” in Dark Emu. He writes “Peter Gebhardt, poet, and Michael Perry, engineer, volunteered to read the journals with a view to examining the roast duck and cake story. Part of that test was to sort out Sturt’s longitudes and latitudes, because he didn’t record them every day. We are confident, however, that the incident described above occurred on 3–4 November 1845, just north-east of today’s Innamincka at a latitude of 127 degrees 47 minutes south and a longitude of 141 degrees 51 minutes east.”

So how can Pascoe possibly know these people were murdered?

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EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY

Sturt wrote: These were a merry people and seemed highly delighted at our visit, and if one or two of them were a little forward, I laid it to the account of curiosity and a feeling of confidence in their own numbers. But a little thing checked them, nor did they venture to touch our persons, much less to put their hands into our pockets, as the natives appear to have done, in the case of another explorer.

Pascoe’s version: Sturt remarked on their obvious happiness, their civility and the wonders of the evening meal preparations, sauced with song and laughter. Dark Emu

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ABALONE

Pascoe writes “European settlers shunned the abalone, and referred to it derogatorily as mutton fish……. the ‘mutton fish’ was considered food for ‘blacks’. The Chinese and Japanese knew otherwise. …….Once entrepreneurs realised that Australian Chinese were exporting abalone meat, they lobbied the Departments  of Primary Industry to establish licensing, quotas, and closed marketing boards, which operated like cartels.  Aboriginal people are now seen as poachers simply because the shellfish is so enormously valuable. When it was ‘mutton fish’, they were allowed to harvest as much as they wanted. Today they are jailed for pursuing their traditional harvest.”

Once again, our research shows this to be incorrect. Most European settlers didn’t know what abalone was. Part of Abalone’s appeal is that it is only available in limited areas. The settlers knew the shells though, as piles of them were to be found wherever the natives ate them. It was known to be a staple diet for many natives, but it was not considered food for “blacks”. Those who did sample Abalone initially thought it tasted like mutton. Hence the name. Abalone are normally found in deepish water, and it was the work of the native women to dive for them. Most early settlers could not swim, so collecting them was not an option for them unless there was a very low spring tide. Some people persisted, and the papers report attacks by sharks, and in one case by an octopus, on people collecting them. The Chinese started to dry and export them, starting around 1862. By 1871, fishmongers were selling them, in Melbourne of course, where they were recorded as being an “esteemed delicacy”, that fetched a high price. By the end of 1874, they were so popular that they were being shipped from Tasmania to Victoria, for local consumption. In 1880 they were still fetching a good price, and were said to be excellent for soup making and the best were said to come from NSW. One Chinese man reported in the early 1880’s that it wasn’t a good day if he did not collect at least 1000 per day. In 1895 Chinese were still exporting them, but by 1900 they were becoming scarce, and even the Chinese couldn’t find enough in Tasmania to keep their business afloat.

Aborigines were allowed to harvest all they wanted in the early days, but Abalone have now reached critically low levels because of over-exploitation. Strict restrictions had to be put in place to ensure their survival. In WA, this amounts to just 4 strictly supervised hours per year. There simply are not enough left for Aborigines to pursue their traditional harvest, which is done with boats and modern equipment these days. Not naked women diving and collecting what they could while they held their breath under water.

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RUPERT GERRITSEN

In Dark Emu, Pascoe acknowledges his debt to both authors (Gammage and Rupert Gerritsen); …. “Gerritsen died in 2013 without ever achieving a university job”, and Pascoe cites him as “a scholar who languished in obscurity because his theories contradicted the mainstream view.” “Rupert should have got all the credit for Dark Emu,” he says candidly, a sentiment that gets ready agreement from Gerritsen’s brother Rolf, a professor of economic and indigenous policy studies at Charles Darwin University. “Ninety per cent of Bruce’s book is taken from my brother’s research,” Rolf Gerritsen says with a chuckle, …” REF: Turning History On Its Head. The Weekend Australian Magazine May 25, 2019

Pascoe is partially correct when he says Rupert Gerritsen “languish(ed) into obscurity because his theories contradicted the mainstream view”. Rupert didn’t languish into obscurity, as he continued on with his research and gained some recognition from that. His failure to get a university position really was very likely to have been “because his theories contradicted the mainstream view.” Rupert had quite different views to most, and was a convicted terrorist. He planted a bomb on the third floor of the Victoria Centre in St Georges Terrace in Perth, on 23 August 1972. Luckily it did not detonate. Gerritsen fled to New Zealand, but was extradited and sentenced to 6 years in jail.  https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Hansard/hansard.nsf/0/b941830032169bf1c8257570007f086a/$FILE/A36%20S2%2020020911%20p785b-814a.pdf

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BOGAN PICKS

Pascoe claims the so called Bogan Picks, were “so large and heavy that … they had to be used in a pendulum fashion between the legs, like a pick or plough … It’s so heavy you can’t use it above your waist for any length of time. So, this stone was used between your legs. The marks left by the bindings indicated they had been fitted with a handle at right angles to the tool. The stone had not been used to work wood or stone, but had been worked only in soil It is these implements that are crucial to our understanding of Aboriginal agricultural history.  They have received so little study, most have never been displayed, and almost all have no labels. The few that are labelled are tellingly referred to as Bogan River picks.  The Bogan Pick proves Aboriginal peoples turned the soil.https://www.farmingsecrets.com/bogan-pick-proves-tilling-aboriginal-agricultural-history/

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Our research shows Pascoe to be totally wrong, yet again. Have a look at this quite elaborate Bogan Pick (top picture). It looks a lot like a penis. Or a dildo. For good reason. It is a dildo. A Paleolithic dildo.

Pascoe claims “they were so large and heavy that … they had to be used in a pendulum fashion between the legs,”  He then disproves his own story by showing a photo revealing the true size of these artifacts. Have a look at his photo at the bottom. How big and heavy does that look when compared with the tag and piece of string? The dildos actually ranged in size from about 12 cm to 45 cm long. Most were about 30 cm long.

A book published by The Australian Museum, Sydney in 1946, titled “The Stone Implements of Australia”, says “the cylindro-conical stones were used for magical and medicinal purposes. The general consensus of opinion is that the cylindro-conical stones are of ceremonial or ritual significance, somewhat similar to that of the tjuringa of Central Australia.”  They also go on to say that some have chips off the base, and these chips were placed in water and drunk by sick old men, as they believed the properties from the object would heal them. This is hardly something a spiritual person would do with an agricultural implement.  https://media.australianmuseum.net.au/media/Uploads/Journals/17336/515_complete.pdf

In the publication “Aboriginal Paleolithic Artifacts Explained” it says “Museums may claim they don’t know what they were used for exactly, and they say “Aborigines have always denied having any knowledge of their function or meaning”, but some Aborigines, a number of researches over two hundred years ago, and Daisy Bates, all say they were used as a sex tool. For both pleasure, and punishment. During initiation ceremonies, these stones were used to teach young men certain lessons, especially in taking pain.”  https://www.academia.edu/40836291/Aboriginal_Paleolithic_artifacts_explained

So Pascoe’s huge and heavy agricultural implement, is really a small Paleolithic dildo.

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ERNEST GILES – EXPLORER.  AND THIEF. According to Bruce Pascoe.

Bruce Pascoe doesn’t like Ernest Giles, and makes every attempt to denigrate him. He accuses Giles of being contemptuous of the Aborigines, while he treats Giles with contempt himself.

The grain theft incident is interesting reading and is clear proof that Pascoe’s claims are wrong. This is what Pascoe said in a Naidoc week speech in 2009.

PASCOE: “Ernest Giles’ brother … was travelling through the Northern Territory, and came across huge stores of what he discovered was grain stored up in platforms three metres off the ground. Each of those stores weighed a tonne. He had never seen anything like it before, but it didn’t stop him stealing it, because, once again, he was an explorer. He was lost, and he was angry. He took the grain that had been stored for the harvesters.”
https://speakola.com/ideas/bruce-pascoe-not-hunter-gatherers-naidoc-2009

PROBLEM: Giles’ brother did not, and could not have stolen the grain, because he was never there. Ernest Giles only had one much younger brother, Robert Eugene Giles, who was an accountant in the city. There is not a speck of evidence to suggest that he was even a traveller, much less a bushman, or explorer. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/194475363

Why Ernest Giles’ brother was lost, and angry, Pascoe doesn’t say. He also forgets to say how the brother managed to carry the grain away.
In a later version of this story, he claims this happened at the Finke, in the Northern Territory. The stores were in bags this time, in the trees “to protect them from the vermin and insects”. Ernest Giles brother was still the culprit in this version.

By 2015, his story had changed again, and it was now Ernest Giles himself who found and stole the grain. And flour. This time it also included flour, and it was stored in a silo. It saved Ernest’s life, according to Pascoe, and he makes the comment, “Imagine the dent in the economy that would have made. And we wonder why the Aborigines were fighting to repel the Europeans.”  This information comes from a chapter he wrote in the book “The Intervention: An anthology”, by Rosie Scott (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Anita Heiss (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 9781742235127. Published July 1st 2015 by Crowd-funded by ‘Concerned Australians’.

Giles pops up again in Dark Emu, in Chapter one, when Pascoe says – “Many explorers, including Giles and Ashwin, survived difficult stretches of their journey only after plundering these reserves.”  There is no evidence that Ernest Giles ever found any grain, much less used it for survival, on his explorations.

Pascoe reinforces this story later on in the book with this comment – “The find of tons of grain by Sturt, Giles, and others, have already been mentioned. (See Chapter 1).”  Chapter one does not mention tons of grain at all, and the only mention of Giles is in the sentence above where he claims Giles plundered the “reserves” to survive.

Interestingly, a Christopher Giles, brother of explorer Alfred Giles, but no relation to Ernest and his brother Robert, did find some grain in trees in the Finke area of the Northern Territory. Christopher was a Surveyor for the overland telegraph line. He was not an explorer. Christopher’s men had problems with their washed clothing being stolen when they were left out to dry. While gathering trees for telegraph poles, in the Finke region, Christopher found grain tied up in the arms and legs of the men’s stolen trousers and shirts. The men were not happy of course, and wanted to retrieve their clothing, but Christopher forbade them to touch the clothes and the grain. So if this is the incident Pascoe is referring to, he has it wrong again. On multiple levels. Wrong person. Wrong occupation. He was not lost. He was not angry. He probably wasn’t even hungry. The grain was not stolen either. It was left exactly where it was found, in the men’s stolen clothing.

This is supported in the thesis “Entangled Places, Interactive histories in the western Simpson Desert, central Australia”, written by Ingereth Ann Sinclair MacFarlane, in 2010, Ingereth says  – (Christopher) “Giles also describes the removal and reinterpretation of the construction team’s clothes in the Finke River channel, where he discovered a ‘native granary’ consisting of bags of different kinds of grain, stored up for the winter, or rather the dry season.

Christopher Giles wrote “The bags were of various sizes, and consisted of the legs of our trousers and the sleeves of our shirts, tied up at each end, and filled with seeds. This was too much for the patience of my men, who were for forthwith confiscating the whole lot. But I would not allow this, nor permit anything to be removed”. Pages 195/196.
Ingereth also wrote – “A record by Overland Telegraph Line supervisor Christopher Giles takes these connections further. 1870 was a good year, the best year for the next 20 years in fact. While collecting poles for building the telegraph line in the Finke River bed, Giles encountered a tree platform on which was a ‘native granary’. In it were stores of different grass seeds in bags made from the ends of shirt sleeves and trouser legs that had been appropriated earlier from Giles’ survey team’s washing line (see chapter 3)”. Page 240

An academic paper also records the incident, saying – “C. Giles found grain stored 7-8 feet off the ground. Grain was normally stored for ceremonial purposes, not for saving it for lean times.”

Nowhere is the grain said to have weighed any amount, much less a ton, or a tonne.

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1000 PEOPLE. REALLY?

Pascoe writes in Dark Emu that Sir Thomas Mitchell saw “some huts … being large, circular; and made of straight rods meeting at an upright pole at the centre; the outside had first been covered with bark and grass, and then entirely coated over with clay; the fire appeared to have been made nearly in the centre; and a hole at the top had been left as a chimney”. This part is accurate, but then Pascoe writes “He counts the houses and estimates a population of over one thousand. He’s disappointed that nobody’s home; it’s obvious they have only just left, and the evidence is everywhere that they have used the place for a very long time. ”
In Mitchell’s journal, he makes no mention of counting the houses, nor does he estimate the population.  Neither Mitchell, nor Sturt, ever mention any village with a population of over one thousand people.  That is just more of Pascoe’s lies. 

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HAGS AND SAVAGES

Pascoe also takes delight in slandering Peter Beveridge. In Dark Emu, on pages 7 and 8, Pascoe writes: – “Peter Beveridge wrote a book about his experiences with Aboriginal people, in which he displayed all of his and Kirby’s prejudices. Despite the fact that his work is crucial to what we know of the Wati Wati clan, and that his list of words is one of the most significant, he can’t disguise his contempt. He refers to the old women as hags, continually refers to the Wati Wati as savages, …….”

Did Peter Beveridge really do these things? No. Of course he didn’t. Not once in his book “Old Times In The Bush Of Australia : Trials And Experiences Of Early Bush Life In Victoria During The Forties”, did Peter Beveridge use the word “hag”. He calls the females only “women” or “lubras”.

What about savages? Mr Beveridge mentions black savages twice, savages twice, and white savages twice. One whole chapter is devoted to “white savages”.  That doesn’t sound like using the word “savages” continually in my book. Here is the context of those words.

On page 19, he writes “I had flattered myself that I was done with savages, when I left the Murray, but the black savages there, although bad enough, were good men in comparison with these white ones.”

“The “new chums” in most cases, had either read or heard that the savages have chiefs;” (page 75)

“What I have written so far, has been chiefly concerning the black savages of the colony.  I will now give some of my experiences among the white savages.” (page 118)

Hardly contemptuous, or hardly continual use, as claimed by Pascoe.

NOTE: “Old Times In The Bush Of Australia : Trials And Experiences Of Early Bush Life In Victoria During The Forties”, can be downloaded free from trove.nla

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PERTH IS ON ITS WAY OUT

This story originally ran in issue #58 of Dumbo Feather Feb 7, 2019

Bruce said – “But capitalism has to die or the world will die with it.  It’s resource-based and it’s running out of resources. And the first resource will be water. Perth is a city that doesn’t have its own water anymore. It will collapse. It will be like Atlantis. It will disappear. Unless we get more frugal with water, start growing crops that don’t need water …..”

Really?
News flash Bruce. Perth is not going to collapse and die at all. Perth does have its own drinking water. Plenty of it. How can you not know that we have desalination plants to supply Perth, and most of WA’s southern country towns with good, fresh, drinking water? And we have had the first desalination plant since 2006. Are you really 13 years behind the times, or are you just saying the first idiotic comment that pops into your head, all to feed your desperate need to remain in the limelight?

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LITTLE VENICE

Little Venice.  Ah, Little Venice.   In this 2016 episode of Conversations, with Richard Fidler, Bruce Pascoe discusses houses and villages, and he claims (at the 43.30 mark) that a great example of these houses and villages was near Lake Mungo, where the Aborigines enlarged a channel, and built their houses on either side. It looked like a “Little Venice” according to Bruce, with all of the canoes drawn up on the sides of this canal. It would have been a great place to live, apparently.  Bruce Pascoe on the complex question of Aboriginal agriculture.     https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2016/02/01/4397892.htm

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This all sounds very civilised, and this is what Little Venice looks like. I don’t know how Bruce can possibly know this, because Lake Mungo dried up completely, between 18,000 and 22,000 years ago.

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WARRNAMBOOL

Pascoe says in https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf“And even when Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister (1972-1975), Aboriginal people weren’t allowed to walk down the main street of Warrnambool.”

We wrote to the Warrnambool City Council, and according to them, that is not correct. Their Manager of Communications said “I believe Bruce Pascoe’s point was that Aboriginal people may have been made to feel uncomfortable and unwelcome walking down the main street at that time.”

Which is not what Pascoe said at all.

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Is Bruce Pascoe an Aboriginal man?

Is Bruce Pascoe really Aboriginal, or is he a white man?

Pascoe makes constant references to the fact that he is an Aboriginal man. It has become his claim to fame, and he perpetuates the story, as he needs people to believe that he is Aboriginal. A large part of this recognition is essential for him to support his theories in Dark Emu, a book which claims Aborigines were not only hunter gatherers, but were also agriculturalists and aquaculturalists.  A group of like minded people have studied Dark Emu, and the sources that Pascoe quotes as references for his information. We have found that those sources either can’t be found, or if found, don’t match Pascoe’s claims. He blatantly lies, uses misleading words and terminology to give a different impression, or cherry picks the parts he wants, and leaves out the wording that disprove his theories. This book, is now part of the school curriculum. Even more worrying is the fact that a new version “Young Dark Emu” has been published, to target younger and more innocent school children.

Given that Pascoe has publicly stated that when it comes to lies, he is shameless, and given that he contradicts himself frequently on just where his Aboriginal bloodlines come from, the thought occurred to us that maybe he would also lie about his ancestry.  Amateur historians and genealogists within the group researched his family tree, and this is the result of our research. I have to emphasize here, that we don’t know whether Bruce has Aboriginal blood or not. Probably nobody knows what our ancestors really got up to in their day. There is always the possibility of rape as well. That cannot be ruled out. Only a DNA test would verify our true heritage for all of us. However, we do know that Bruce constantly changes his story on where his Aboriginal heritage comes from, and has refused to reveal which ancestors this heritage does come from. Why is he shy about his bloodlines, when he is so voluble about having Aboriginal heritage? Anyway, this is our paper trail. With genealogy, it is quite easy to follow the wrong paper trail, so we don’t claim to be 100% accurate, but we have researched the extended families of each ancestor listed as well, and we are confident that we have nailed it.

This then, is the complete list of Bruce Pascoe’s ancestors, as far as we can determine, and where they came from. Once we come to the ancestor from England, we no longer follow that line as we have exhausted the possibility of Aboriginal heritage there.

Bruce Pascoe. Born 11 October, 1947, Richmond Victoria.

PARENTS

Alfred Francis Pascoe 1916 – 1989. Victoria

Una Gloria Cowland Smith 1919 – 2004. Victoria

GRANDPARENTS

Joseph Harold Pascoe 1891 – 1933. Victoria

Claudina Alice Palmer 1883 – 1967. Victoria

John Smith 1864 – 1952. Leicestershire, England

Cecil Gertrude Cowland 1875 – 1963. Victoria

GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

Francis Pascoe 1859 – 1935. Victoria

Elizabeth Jane Hall 1868 – 1952. Victoria

Alfred William Palmer 1870 – 1938. Tasmania

Rebecca Arnold 1870 – 1944. Tasmania

William Unwin Cowland 1824 – 1900. Essex, England

Sarah Matthews 1847 – 1879. Staffordshire / Worcester, England

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

Francis Pascoe 1814 – 1864. Cornwall, England

Jane Hampton 1827 – 1875. Cornwall, England

John Hall 1832 – 1881. Northumberland, England

Elizabeth Law b. abt. 1841 Durham, England

Thomas Edward Palmer 1830 – 1906. Devon, England

*Alice Berry 1837 – 1861. Tasmania

William Arnold 1834 – 1914.  Dorset, England

*Emily Maria Berry 1846 – 1919 Tasmania

GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

Joseph Berry 1811 – 1880. Lancashire, England

Sarah Wright 1819 – 1875. Suffolk, England

*Alice Berry and Emily Maria Berry are sisters – hence the same parents.

So where does the Aboriginal blood come from?

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Some of Pascoe’s claims about being Aboriginal.

“And part of my family, the white side of my Pascoe family, come from Lockhart river.” https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/author-talk-bruce-pascoe

Bruce says “I am in fact Aboriginal.”  https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/indigenous-author-challenges-australians-on-our-fraudulent-history-20190805-p52dvx.html

“I’m not very black. I’m sure that in years to come the Aboriginal community will be under pressure from bureaucracies to exclude people whose heritage is from a great-grandmother who did everything she could to become white, to merge with the master class.”  https://www.theage.com.au/national/time-to-meet-the-aborigines-you-werent-taught-about-20070531-ge50mw.html

My great-grandmother adopted a new identity. …. It was quite common between 1840 and 1920 for young Victorian women to change their identities. To unravel all the changed surnames, muddy histories of marriages, births, deaths and so called adoptions is a confusing paper chase. While that chase led me to the birthplace of my great grandmother and scattered details of her life, it also led me through a history I’d never been taught. https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20090716060926/http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/60213/20090703-0733/www.fatsil.org.au/14-Paper-Trail-by-Bruce-Pascoe-/VOTL36/Paper-Trail-by-Bruce-Pascoe.html

“And I think, when you start speaking Language, you notice the difference in your own soul, and you notice the difference when you are looking at birds and speaking their name. It does my soul good to go back and talk words that my great-grandmother would have spoken.” Aboriginal Community Leaders Interviews – Transcript

“The really pleasing thing for me like a lot of Aboriginal people, I missed out on my culture and the only way of finding my way back was to write about it because it was the only skill I had.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/23/i-consider-myself-lucky-to-learn-about-my-culture-too-many-aboriginal-people-missed-out

“I had to learn my Aboriginal history and I had to learn Aboriginal etiquette by making mistakes.” https://griffithreview.com/articles/andrew-bolts-disappointment

Pascoe acknowledges the “schizophrenic” nature of ­having both Anglo and indigenous ancestry yet choosing one over the other. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

By the time he was 40, he had fully identified as Koori and was immersing himself in indigenous language and the history of frontier massacres, a subject that sparked ructions in the farming community where he lived. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

Perpetuating the claim – with a little help from his friends.

“Pascoe, whose great-grandmother was Aboriginal.” https://www.edenmagnet.com.au/story/3914109/bruces-book-of-the-year-success/May 18 2016

“Bruce Pascoe is an indigenous writer whose white-fella heritage links to Cornwall in England, and whose Aboriginal bloodlines span Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmania country, Australia. His is one of the excruciatingly few voices left of the most ancient surviving culture on this planet. The reasons for that are dark and terrible. They are part of a shadow that haunts the Australian culture, and all cultures really, in the same way your own wounds, grief and abuses haunt you – you know… the ones you’re too ashamed to admit.” Verity La October 19, 2016 Lighthouse Yarns.

His friend and ­fellow writer Gregory Day theorises that Pascoe connects with general readers because “he knows what it feels like to be a whitefella — in a sense, Bruce is translating it for whitefellas.”

It’s a positive message that a lot of people want to hear, and Bruce is an Aboriginal man telling it,” says Ian McNiven, professor of indigenous archaeology at Monash University. From The Weekend Australian Magazine  May 25, 2019

SPOTLIGHT ON… Indigenous Australian authors: Bruce Pascoe  https://ausromtoday.com/2013/09/11/spotlight-on-indigenous-australian-authors-bruce-pascoe

“In the broader indigenous community, Pascoe’s acceptance is now so established that he is ­routinely bestowed the honorific “uncle”, and he was anointed Person of the Year at the 2018 Dreamtime Awards.” Ref: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:22:25 ‘Connecting to Sea Country’

…he was summoned to a meeting with.. a Yuin elder, arriving to find himself at a cultural ceremony…the beginning of his ­complete acculturation into indigenous lore, although Pascoe again declines to elaborate. “This is an honour but not something we talk about, nor do we point to the marks,” he says, adding that he prefers not to use the term “initiated” because of its capacity to be overdramatised. “I don’t call myself an elder,” he says, “just older.”

“Bruce Pascoe (born 1947) is an Indigenous Australian writer, of mixed Bunurong, Yuin, and Aboriginal Tasmanian (Palawa) heritage.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Pascoe

The third conversation of the day with esteemed elder Bruce Pascoe, …. Connecting Sea to Country – Episode 3 Conversations in the Littoral –  I love writing and I love telling stories. There are different ways to tell stories and I don’t feel any of them are forbidden to me. Our old people were storytellers. The more I become immersed in my culture I’ve realised that in Aboriginal life, storytellers are revered. A community wants a spiritual person, a practical person, a nurturing person. They also want a storytelling person. My role in Aboriginal life has sanction. I’m continuously being asked by my own people to tell this or that story, or not to tell that story. Fellow writers think that’s terrible, but it’s not like that in Aboriginal ways or story; it’s something you can treasure. That story is within, you find a way to tell it in another way.” https://byronwritersfestival.com/blog/shifting-paradigms-bruce-pascoe-and-hidden-history

“Bruce Pascoe is an Indigenous writer from the Bunurong clan”

“Many of Pascoe’s books are written in English but awash with Indigenous language words”

VICTIMHOOD

Pascoe also likes to reinforce the idea that he too suffered because of his Aboriginal heritage, and that his family hid their heritage because of shame. He is a victim. Or so he claims.

“My family, I hid their identity.  In order to find some branches of our family, I had to go and talk to people from those language groups”. http://stream-media.loc.gov/webcasts/captions/2015nbf/15_aus_storiesdownunder.txt.

“Bruce said his family denied their own Aboriginality for a long time. When he investigated the “glaring absences” in their family story, he was inevitably drawn into Aboriginal society and culture.” From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

“My family didn’t know anything about their heritage or if they did know, those that knew weren’t talking about it, … ” https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf

“I am one of the lost. We weren’t stolen. We hid. You can’t blame anyone. It was a survival impulse. I am surrounded by families who did the same.” https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-25/bruce-pascoe-doesnt-think-much-about-the-1967-referendum/8349860

“Today Pascoe can identify moments in his childhood when the hidden history of his family was briefly illuminated: the taunt of “nigger lips” at primary school.” https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

“Everywhere you look in our family there is the black trace. In every family branch there is the contact, and yet the reflex for most is to remain in hiding.” https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-25/bruce-pascoe-doesnt-think-much-about-the-1967-referendum/8349860

“I had moments of anger, frustration and juvenile rage but the Elders would just shake their head at me and say, ‘no use getting upset son, we’ve got to get even.’ – juvenile rage?, and yet he says it was 1982 (when he was 35 years old!) and ….”I was trying to track down my Aboriginal heritage…” https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2019/06/23/shocking-lie-bruce-pascoe-opens-about-his-search-pre-colonial-truth   http://www.selectsurnames.com/pascoe2.html

“I was an ignorant Australian when I began looking for Aboriginal family but elders including some from my own family patiently educated me in an Australian history which was at complete odds with what I had learnt at both school and university. It was a shaming experience because it showed how gullible I had been and so ready to dismiss my own people as useless in their defence of their heritage.”  https://ausromtoday.com/2013/09/11/spotlight-on-indigenous-australian-authors-bruce-pascoe

“One lady …… in Mornington, she was Aboriginal, … kept on asking searching questions and because I didn’t know she became a little bit annoyed …. she got a bit shirty with me. And since we’ve begun looking for our family I can understand that now because the family was just shattered, split up, and running from one poverty-stricken situation to another. ….. But in later years, in talking to my father, and even from the time of when I was about 12 my father kept on introducing me to Aboriginal people ….. and as I’ve studied more and more about the family it’s just really telling that so many of the family friends were Aboriginal families and were always in association, living in the streets with Aboriginal people and, which you could account for from living in poverty, but there must have been an element of choice there as well. We’re still searching for family, you know, we’re finding them all over the country.  https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf 

What? Living in the streets of Mornington, with Aboriginals, because of poverty? But we also have “But in later years, in talking to my father, …” 

Compare that with this “(My dad) only told me one story and I’ve written it word for word in my novel, Earth (Magabala, 2001). It is almost the only thing we know of that past……”    Salt: Selected Essays and Stories.

LYING 

Bruce is quite happy to admit that he doesn’t always stick to the truth. As he wrote – “My first visa application describing myself as a writer had failed, my second, more like my father than me, and lodged in Port Moresby, had proved successful. I am shameless. Most writers are.https://walleahpress.com.au/FR42Pascoe.html

HIS “ABORIGINAL” FAMILY

Bruce makes constant references to his Aboriginal heritage, but he has trouble remembering what he said last time, and contradicts his own story. Sometimes he claims strong Aboriginal heritage, and at other times he claims very little. He also varies as to which side of the family the Aboriginal heritage comes from. Sometimes it is his mother’s side, sometimes his father’s side, and sometimes both.

Here are some of his quotes –

“My family is solidly Cornish, and solidly Aboriginal. Without either of them, I don’t exist. You can’t deny any part of that which produced you. You have to pay respect.” https://byronwritersfestival.com/blog/shifting-paradigms-bruce-pascoe-and-hidden-history/

“(Bruce) admitted that his indigenous ancestry was distant, and he was “more Cornish than Koori”. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

“(Bruce says that he) has a “complex” racial background, which includes Bunurong (south-central Victoria), Yuin (NSW south coast) and Tasmanian Aboriginal, as well as ancestry from Cornwall in the UK.” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/18/indigenous-writer-bruce-pascoe-on-why-australias-literary-giants-have-failed

“We had a big day at Smithsonian Institute, Library of Congress.  I said I’m in the land of the blood quantum.  I said you know, because we’ve had this discussion with my kids before.  I said if they bring in blood quantum into our country, you two are going to foul because you know, this is probably the reality of it.  I hope it never does happen.” From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

“Yeah. I was born on Bunurong country. Lived on Yuin land. But we’ve also got that Tasmanian connection, also a South Australian connection as well. You start following the family line and it spreads out around you.” https://www.dumbofeather.com/conversations/bruce-pascoe-interview 

“Bruce discovered there was an Aboriginal connection in the family, after the death of his father (in 1989)”. Gloria Pascoe (Bruce’s mother), from “Gloria – Light In The Dark”

Pascoe’s claims to Aboriginal heritage on his mother’s side

“Mine is only a remote Aboriginal heritage, going back to my mother’s grandmother.” https://www.theaustralian.com.au 

Mr Pascoe, whose great-grandmother was Aboriginal, … https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/3914369/indigenous-mallacoota-authors-book-a-triumph

“(My) mother’s brother sometimes alluded to their Aboriginal ancestry.” https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

“My family didn’t know anything about their heritage or if they did know, those that knew weren’t talking about it, so it wasn’t until I was 18 or so that I was made aware of it by an uncle. And it wasn’t then until I was about 30 years old that I began investigating the family history. So in during my schooling I was not identified as an Aboriginal person simply because I hadn’t gone to the trouble of finding it out and there wasn’t anyone in my family, apart from old Uncle Alf, who knew anything at all.” https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf

“I have birth certificates to prove it (his Aboriginality)” (5.30 minutes) https://joy.org.au/theinformer/2019/11/29/bruce-pascoe-and-dark-emu-enter-the-culture-wars

His father’s side

“My father’s are Aboriginal from Tasmania and my mother’s family is said to be Aboriginal but that’s been a difficult search.”  https://ausromtoday.com/2013/09/11/spotlight-on-indigenous-australian-authors-bruce-pascoe  2013

(My dad) only told me one story and I’ve written it word for word in my novel, Earth (Magabala, 2001). It is almost the only thing we know of that pastAfter uncovering the lattice of our Tasmanian days I have a few more questions to ask him. Like, how much did you know, Dad?”  Salt: Selected Essays and Stories

Both sides of the family

“Pascoe says he found indigenous ancestors on both sides of his family, tracing them to Tasmania, to the Bunurong people of Victoria and the Yuin of southern NSW.” “https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

He once stated that his great-grandmother had an Aboriginal name, but declines to elaborate today because the claim has put him in dispute with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, which polices claims of Aboriginality in that state.……. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

“We have family everywhere from Tasmania to Footscray to Maryborough to Lockhart River. My father’s family are Aboriginal from Tasmania and my mother’s family is said to be Aboriginal but that’s been a difficult search. I was an ignorant Australian when I began looking for Aboriginal family but elders including some from my own family patiently educated me in an Australian history which was at complete odds with what I had learnt at both school and university. It was a shaming experience because it showed how gullible I had been and so ready to dismiss my own people as useless in their defence of their heritage.”  https://ausromtoday.com/2013/09/11/spotlight-on-indigenous-australian-authors-bruce-pascoe

My family was told we had an Aboriginal heritage. Some of what the genealogist claimed has been incorrect but our search has uncovered other connections. Those connections are all remote and, for many, don’t amount to enough to claim identity.”  Ref: Jason Cotter 10 Aug 2009 https://www.readings.com.au/interview/bruce-pascoe-0

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Black, white, or grey?

Bruce gives us the first leads to his ancestry, by referring to his parents, Alf and Una (Gloria) Pascoe. Bruce often mentions his father.

But ever since I was a boy, Aborigines asked me who I was. I always said, “I’m Alf Pascoe’s son.’’ 

He also mentions his father was in the RAAF during WWII.

This is his father’s RAAF record.

Pascoe Alfred Francis RAAF

So Alf was born 2 April 1916, at Williamstown, Victoria.

Alf’s birth certificate.

AF Pascoe Birth

His wife, Una Gloria, is his next of kin.  Alf and Gloria married in 1941.

Alf's marriage

Alf died in 1989.

AF Pascoe death

Una “Gloria” Cowland Smith  was born on 19 February 1919 in North Fitzroy, to John and Cecil Gertrude Smith, and she died in March 2004.

Gloria’s birth registration.

Una Gloria Smith

Una Gloria Smith - Copy

Gloria’s death certificate is not yet available.

Bruce wrote a book about his mother, and she has a Biography on Trove.nla which also shows her immediate family members.

gloriahttps://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37218807

Pascoe Gloria

Gloria’s father was John Smith, and he was born in Leicestershire, England, in 1864, and he died at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, in 1952.

John Smith’s death notice.

john smith death

John Smith’s headstone, showing where he was born. Leicestershire, England.

John Smith Cemetery

John Smith married “Girtie” Cecil (also sometimes written as Cecilia) Gertrude Cowland in 1904.  Their marriage registration.

Marriage Gertie and John

Cecil “Girtie” was born in 1875 at Pleasant Creek, Victoria, and she died in 1963, in Kew, Victoria.  “Girtie’s) birth registration.

Girtie's birth

Cecil Gertrude’s grave alongside her husband’s – John Smith.

Cecil Gertrude

Girtie’s parents were Sarah Matthews and the celebrated builder, William Unwin Cowland.

Sarah Matthews was born in Staffordshire / Worcester, in England, in 1847 and died in Victoria in 1879. She came to Australia on the ship Burlington, arriving in Fremantle, WA, on 8 April, 1863.

Sarah’s birth record

Sarah Matthews - England, Select Birth and Christenings 1538-1975

Sarah Matthews’ marriage to William Unwin Cowland

Sarah Matthews wedding

Sarah Cowland’s death registration. With atrocious spelling.

Sarah Cowland death

Hubby William was born in Prittlewell, Essex, England, in 1824 and died in Glenorchy, Stawell, Victoria in 1900. William had a stroke, resulting in paralysis.

Cowland wm

Cowland buried

Cowland death

A photograph of William Unwin Cowland, from the collection of the Clunes Museum, 36 Fraser Street, Clunes, Victoria.

VictorianCollections-medium

William was a bricklayer, and he built the Ballarat Town Hall, the Clunes Town Hall, and various other buildings. He also built the Glenorchy Weir.  He became the President of Stawell. He was born in 1825, in Essex, England, and died in 1900, and was buried in Glenorchy.  William had three wives, and 11 children.

Death – William Unwin Cowland

WU Cowland death

Photos of Bruce Pascoe and his great-grandfather, William Unwin Cowland. Bruce definitely has William’s genes. Tidy Bruce up a bit, and he’s a dead ringer.

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“Today Pascoe can identify moments in his childhood when the hidden history of his family was briefly illuminated: the taunt of “nigger lips” at primary school.”  

I kid you not. Aboriginal people never had distinctive lips. Their lips come in all shapes and sizes, so why lips were chosen to tease him is a mystery. Noses, legs, ankles and brows would have been more logical choices.
However, Bruce does appear to have William Unwin’s nose. What a shame we can’t see William’s lips to see if they too are the same as Bruce’s. Bruce certainly didn’t inherit his teeth from any Aboriginal genes. No lovely big strong pearly whites there.

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So this is Bruce Pascoe’s family tree on his mum’s side, and where each person was born.

Una Gloria Cowland Smith (Victoria) – Mother

John Smith (Leicestershire, England) – Grandfather

Cecil (Cecilia) Gertrude Cowland (Victoria) – Grandmother

William Unwin Cowland (Essex, England) – Great-Grandfather

Sarah Matthews  (Staffordshire, England) – Great-Grandmother

So there is no obvious Aboriginal blood in this line, and yet, Pascoe says  – “Mine is only a remote Aboriginal heritage,  going back to my mother’s grandmother.”  https://www.theaustralian.com.au .  How can this be? Unless we are mistaken, his mother’s grandmother was Sarah Matthews, from Staffordshire in the UK.

“I’m not very black. I’m sure that in years to come the Aboriginal community will be under pressure from bureaucracies to exclude people whose heritage is from a great-grandmother who did everything she could to become white, to merge with the master class.”  https://www.theage.com.au/national/time-to-meet-the-aborigines-you-werent-taught-about-20070531-ge50mw.html.  Bruce hasn’t actually said that this great-grandmother was his great-grandmother in this statement, but he has certainly implied it. If this lady was not his great-grandmother, he has also assumed that she would do whatever she could to “become” white. To merge with the “master class”.  It seems very presumptuous for him to assume to know this. To not give her enough credit to have been happy in her own skin.

“And I think, when you start speaking Language, you notice the difference in your own soul, and you notice the difference when you are looking at birds and speaking their name. It does my soul good to go back and talk words that my great-grandmother would have spoken.” Aboriginal Community Leaders Interviews – Transcript.  There is no implying in this statement. Bruce has clearly said “my great-grandmother”. This Aboriginal great-grandmother cannot be Sarah Cowland, as she is English. It must be another great-grandmother.

“Pascoe, whose great-grandmother was Aboriginal.” https://www.edenmagnet.com.au/story/3914109/bruces-book-of-the-year-success/May 18 2016

Bruce also said “…. My mother’s family is said to be Aboriginal but that’s been a difficult search”  https://ausromtoday.com/2013/09/11/spotlight-on-indigenous-australian-authors-bruce-pascoe

He also says “His mother’s brother sometimes alluded to their Aboriginal ancestry.”  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f   His mother’s brother was Vincent Cowland Smith. Vincent was 6 years older than Gloria, and it is hard to believe that neither Gloria, nor brother Vincent didn’t know their father was English. Given that their grandfather was a well known figure, and his children were all given Cowland as a name, it is also highly unlikely that the siblings didn’t know that he too, was English. As was his wife.

My family didn’t know anything about their heritage or if they did know, those that knew weren’t talking about it, so it wasn’t until I was 18 or so that I was made aware of it by an uncle. And it wasn’t then until I was about 30 years old that I began investigating the family history. So in during my schooling I was not identified as an Aboriginal person simply because I hadn’t gone to the trouble of finding it out and there wasn’t anyone in my family, apart from old Uncle Alf, who knew anything at all.” https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160504/Kelly.pdf  The problem with this statement, is that Bruce does not appear to have had an Uncle Alf. Or even a Great Uncle Alf. If he existed, we can’t find him.

Pascoe says he found indigenous ancestors on both sides of his family, tracing them to Tasmania, to the Bunurong people of Victoria and the Yuin of southern NSW. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f

Bruce also says – “and found that both my mother’s and father’s families had an Aboriginal connection. I was amazed to find that the families knew each other in Tasmania years before my father met my mother at a Melbourne Baptist church.” http://docplayer.net/99891518-Praise-for-griffith-review.html  We can’t find any evidence that Bruce’s mother’s family ever lived in Tasmania. Some of his father’s family were there though. They were farmers in the early days. They were possibly responsible for displacing Aboriginal people from their land.

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On Bruce’s dad’s side, his grandfather was Joseph Harold Pascoe, born in 1891 at Ballarat and died in 1933 in Prahran in Victoria. Joseph’s wife was Claudina (Claudia) Alice Palmer. They wed in 1915. Claudina died in 1967.

Birth registration for Joseph Harold Pascoe.

Birth Joseph Harold Pascoe

Death notice for Joseph Harold Pascoe, showing Claudia as his wife, and his mother’s address as White Street. (It should read “Francis AND Elizabeth Pascoe”.) It also mentions Faith (Aunty Faith), who Bruce says was a great story teller.

Joseph H Pascoe death

Joseph H Pascoe

The cause of Joseph Harold Pascoe’s death, at only 41 years of age.

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Grave and headstone for Joseph Harold Pascoe and his wife Claudia.

Claudina

Death certificate for Joseph Harold Pascoe

JH Pascoe death

Birth registration for Claudina Alice Palmer

Claudina's birth

Claudina (Claudia) Pascoe’s death certificate

Claudina birth

Claudina’s father was Alfred William Palmer, and he was born in Forth, Tasmania in 1858. He died in Kew in 1938.

Alfred William Palmer’s birth. Right down at the bottom of the page.

Alf Palmer birth

Burial notice for Alfred William Palmer.

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Alfred William Palmer’s wife was Rebecca Arnold, and she was also born in Forth, Tasmania, in 1870 and died in 1944 in Footscray Melbourne. Rebecca’s birth registration.

Rebecca Arnold's birth

Death notice for Rebecca (Arnold) Palmer.

Rebecca

Alfred William Palmer’s father was Thomas Edward Palmer, born in Devon, England in 1830 and died in 1906 in Richmond Victoria.

TE Palmer

Thomas Edward Palmer’s wife Alice Berry, was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1837 and died in 1861 after giving birth.  Alice’s Baptism record. Second from the bottom.Alice Berry birth

Rebecca’s father was William Arnold, born in Winterborne, Kingston, Dorset, England, on 9 Nov 1834 and died in Footscray, Melbourne in 1915. He left Dorset in 1855, on board the “America”.  Several family members, including his parents (John and Phoebe Arnold), followed him and settled in Victoria.

The record of William’s birth. Wm Arnold

William’s wife was Emily Maria Berry. She was born in 1846 at Port Sorell, Tasmania, and died in 1919 at Footscray.   Her birth registration.

Emily Maria

The marriage of William Arnold and Emily Maria Berry. Emily’s name has written as Emelia Morriah Berry, possibly because of their different accents, but it is duly witnessed by her brother William James Berry, and her sister, Jane Berry, so we know it is her.

Emily & William's marriage

Death notice for Emily Maria Arnold (Berry). Note her son-in-law – Mr A.W. Palmer  (Alfred William Palmer) gets a mention.

Emily Arnold

Both Emily Maria Berry and Alice Berry had the same parents. These were Joseph Berry and Sarah Wright.

Joseph Berry was possibly born 3 June 1811.  He came from Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, and died in 1880. He sailed to Tasmania on the ship “Forth”, arriving in 1832. His future wife, Sarah Wright, was also on board with her parents, John and Alice Wright, and her 5 siblings.

Joseph Berry’s death record.

Joseph Berry's death

Sarah Wright’s birth.

Sarah eldest

Wright-27377 A very grainy photograph of Sarah Berry, nee Wright. 1819 – 1875. Bruce Pascoe’s Great-Great-Great-Grandmother.

Joseph Berry And her husband. Joseph Berry. 1811 – 1880. Bruce’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather

The marriage of Joseph Berry and Sarah Wright.

Joseph & Sarah's wedding - Copy

Sarah’s death notice

Sarah's death

A bit of excitement for Joseph and Sarah Berry, when a tree fell on their house. It mentions a couple of their children. Berry tree

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This is the family tree on his dad’s side, so far, and where each person was born.

Alfred Francis Pascoe 1916-1988. (Victoria) – Father

Joseph Harold Pascoe 1891-1933. (Victoria) – Grandfather

Claudina Alice Palmer 1883-1967. (Victoria) – Grandmother

Alfred William Palmer 1870-1938. (Tasmania) – Great-Grandfather

Rebecca Arnold 1870-1944. (Tasmania) – Great-Grandmother

Thomas Edward Palmer 1830-1906. (Devon, England) – Great-Great-Grandfather

Alice Berry 1837-1861. (Tasmania) –  Great-Great-Grandmother

William Arnold 1834-1914. (Dorset, England)  – Great-Great-Grandfather

Emily Maria Berry 1846 – 1919 (Tasmania) -Great-Great-Grandmother

Joseph Berry 1811-1880. (Lancashire, England) – Great-Great-Great-Grandfather

Sarah Wright 1819-1875. (Suffolk, England) – Great-Great-Great-Grandmother

Pascoe once stated that his great-grandmother had an Aboriginal name, but declines to elaborate today because the claim has put him in dispute with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, which polices claims of Aboriginality in that state.……. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f  This Tasmanian great-grandmother is a mystery. Rebecca Arnold is the only great-grandmother born in Tasmania, but her father was from Devon and her mother had English parents, so it cannot be her.

“I’m not very black. I’m sure that in years to come the Aboriginal community will be under pressure from bureaucracies to exclude people whose heritage is from a great-grandmother who did everything she could to become white, to merge with the master class.”  https://www.theage.com.au/national/time-to-meet-the-aborigines-you-werent-taught-about-20070531-ge50mw.html  Here is another mystery. Which great-grandmother might this lady be? It’s not Sarah Cowland, and it’s not Rebecca Arnold either. Both are of English stock, not Aboriginal.

“And I think, when you start speaking Language, you notice the difference in your own soul, and you notice the difference when you are looking at birds and speaking their name. It does my soul good to go back and talk words that my great-grandmother would have spoken.” Aboriginal Community Leaders Interviews – Transcript.   This Aboriginal language speaking lady isn’t Sarah Cowland or Rebecca Arnold.

“Pascoe, whose great-grandmother was Aboriginal.” https://www.edenmagnet.com.au/story/3914109/bruces-book-of-the-year-success/May 18 2016

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Now, back to Pascoe’s Paternal side of his family tree. Bruce’s great-grandfather, Francis Pascoe (Jnr), was born in 1859, in Maryborough, Victoria, and died in 1935.

Birth registration for Francis Pascoe

Francis birth 1859

F Pascoe birthDeath notice for Francis Pascoe

Francis Pascoe

Francis death

Francis married Elizabeth Jane Hall, who was born in Victoria in 1868, and died in 1952.

Elizabeth Jane’s birth registration.

Eliz law birth

EJ Hall birth

Elizabeth Jane Pascoe’s death notice.

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Death certificate – Elizabeth Jane Pascoe

Elizabeth jane

Elizabeth Jane Pascoe’s (nee Hall) parents were John Hall, and Elizabeth Law, or Laws. The spelling varies. John was born in 1832 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England.   John’s Christening record in 1836.

John Hall

Elizabeth Law was born in about 1841 in Durham, England.

Elizabeth Laws

John and Elizabeth married in Victoria .

Marriage Elizabeth Laws

John Hall’s death registration.  Death = John Hall

Bruce’s Great Great Grandparents. Francis Pascoe (Snr) was born in 1829 in Crowan, Cornwall, England, and died in a mine accident in Maryborough, Victoria, in 1864, leaving behind a wife and 4 young children – Anne Pascoe (1858), Francis Pascoe (1860), Edward Hampton Pascoe (1861) and John Willey Pascoe (1863).

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Mine accident 4

Mine accident 5

Pascoe mine accident

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Death – Francis Pascoe 1864

Francis miner accident

His wife, Jane Hampton, was born in Redruth, Cornwall, England, in 1827, and she died in 1904.  Francis and Jane married in Kooringa, South Australia, 25 May 1857.

Death – Jane Hampton Pascoe

Jane

Jane Pascoe

Francis and Jane emigrated with their parents to South Australia, before moving to Victoria. Francis’ parents were Francis Pascoe and Elizabeth Jenkins, and Jane’s father was Edward Hampton. Her mother, Anne Elizabeth Jenkin, died in Cornwall in 1853.

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The family tree for these people is as follows –

Francis Pascoe 1860-1935. (Victoria) – Great-Grandfather

Elizabeth Jane Hall 1868-1952. (Victoria) – Great-Grandmother

Francis Pascoe 1814-1864. (Cornwall, UK) – Great-Great-Grandfather

Jane Hampton 1815-1904. (Cornwall, UK) – Great-Great-Grandmother

John Hall 1832-1881 (Northumberland, England) – Great-Great-Grandfather

Elizabeth Law 1841 – ?  (Durham, England) – Great-Great-Grandmother

Francis and Jane Pascoe, Bruce’s Great-Great-Grandparents are his claim to being Cornish. He says “My family is solidly Cornish, and solidly Aboriginal. Without either of them, I don’t exist.”  https://byronwritersfestival.com/blog/shifting-paradigms-bruce-pascoe-and-hidden-history/  He also “admitted that his indigenous ancestry was distant, and he was “more Cornish than Koori”.    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/bruce-pascoe-the-man-behind-dark-emu/news-story/231cefabce2f0103de26b6402fef0e3f 

Pascoe also states – “And part of my family, the white side of my Pascoe family, come from Lockhart river.”  https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/author-talk-bruce-pascoe  Unfortunately, we can’t find any trace of the white side of the Pascoe family in Queensland. We couldn’t find any trace of the black side either though. There are lots of Pascoes in the Lockhart River area, and in the Pascoe River area, but the only Pascoes we could find in our family tree were in South Australia and Victoria. (The Pascoe River is named for an entirely different Pascoe. A Lieutenant Pascoe, the officer in command of the party of marines who arrived at Somerset on 25th March, 1863, and who returned to England in 1867.)

“I’m not very black. I’m sure that in years to come the Aboriginal community will be under pressure from bureaucracies to exclude people whose heritage is from a great-grandmother who did everything she could to become white, to merge with the master class.”  https://www.theage.com.au/national/time-to-meet-the-aborigines-you-werent-taught-about-20070531-ge50mw.html

“And I think, when you start speaking Language, you notice the difference in your own soul, and you notice the difference when you are looking at birds and speaking their name. It does my soul good to go back and talk words that my great-grandmother would have spoken.” Aboriginal Community Leaders Interviews – Transcript.   This Aboriginal language speaking lady isn’t Sarah Cowland or Rebecca Arnold. Or Elizabeth Jane Pascoe. Who is she??

“Pascoe, whose great-grandmother was Aboriginal.” https://www.edenmagnet.com.au/story/3914109/bruces-book-of-the-year-success/May 18 2016  Really? This quote shows up on several different sites, but I think they might be mistakes. Misquotes.

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Bruce Pascoe. Born 11 October, 1947, Richmond Victoria.

Ancestors on his father’s side of the family, and where they were born.

FATHER

Alfred Francis Pascoe 1916 – 1989. Victoria

GRANDPARENTS

Joseph Harold Pascoe 1891 – 1933. Victoria

Claudina Alice Palmer 1883 – 1967. Victoria

GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

Francis Pascoe 1859 – 1935. Victoria

Elizabeth Jane Hall 1868 – 1952. Victoria

Alfred William Palmer 1870 – 1938. Tasmania

Rebecca Arnold 1870 – 1944. Tasmania

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

Francis Pascoe 1814 – 1864. Cornwall, England

Jane Hampton 1827 – 1875. Cornwall, England

John Hall 1832 – 1881. Northumberland, England

Elizabeth Law b. abt. 1841 Durham, England

Thomas Edward Palmer 1830 – 1906. Devon, England

*Alice Berry 1837 – 1861. Tasmania

William Arnold 1834 – 1914.  Dorset, England

*Emily Maria Berry 1846 – 1919 Tasmania

GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

Joseph Berry 1811 – 1880. Lancashire, England

Sarah Wright 1819 – 1875. Suffolk, England

*Alice Berry and Emily Maria Berry are sisters – hence the same parents.

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On his mother’s side of the family, and were they were born.

MOTHER

Una Gloria Cowland Smith 1919 – 2004. Victoria

GRANDPARENTS

John Smith 1864 – 1952. Leicestershire, England

Cecil Gertrude Cowland 1875 – 1963. Victoria

GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

William Unwin Cowland 1824 – 1900. Essex, England

Sarah Matthews 1847 – 1879. Staffordshire, England

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Another highly recommended site for untrue claims in Pascoe’s book Dark Emu is http://www.dark-emu-exposed.org.

WHITE DEATHS BY THE BLACKS

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AUSTRALIAN HISTORY – TRUTH MATTERS

Massacres only happened to blacks – according to some.

A woman named Professor Lyndall Ryan has created a map showing massacres of Aborigines, at the hands of the whites, in Australia. It is called “Colonial Frontier Massacres in Central and Eastern Australia, 1788-1930”. Ms Ryan and her team of helpers were given government funding to the tune of about one million dollars to compile her biased compilation. The link is here – https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/colonialmassacres

Now strangely, there are very few white victims on her map. Of the 250 so called massacres, only 10 involved whites.  Her idea of a massacre is a bit unusual too. If 6 people were killed in the same area over the course of a year, she calls it a massacre. That equates to one victim every 2 months for a year.  Go figure.

I couldn’t find any listings anywhere on the internet of people who have been killed by the natives. Although there is no end of readily available information on the blacks that died. How odd.  Another curious phenomenon is that most academics and people of Aboriginal descent deny that Australian Aborigines were involved in cannibalism. Clearly this is not the case. The kidney fat especially, was highly prized, and often taken from the murder victims. In fact, it was even taken before the victim died, leaving the poor unfortunate to suffer a slow agonising death.

To try to balance the records, I have set about listing the details of everybody I can find who was murdered by the blacks.  I have also included the wounded, many of whom were very seriously wounded. Some died soon afterwards, but the deaths passed by unnoticed. Others died of their wounds weeks, months, or even years afterwards. Many of these people were never the same again, due to head injuries, damaged lungs, spinal injuries, and amputated limbs. Some went mad, some never spoke or functioned properly, and some never walked again. I haven’t included the many Australian natives and half-castes who were working with the whites and who were also murdered, and there were plenty of them, as that is not the intention of this data, but some do get a mention in passing.

I should also say here, that there would have been even more white deaths had many of the natives, especially the women, not warned the whites of impending trouble. There are countless examples of that happening, and quite often the women were speared and killed because they spoke out. There were also quite a few examples of some men wanting to attack the whites, and some of their fellow tribesmen trying to stop them. Possibly this was because they didn’t want the repercussions of killing the whites, but I also think it indicates that not everybody agreed with the killings. I also found cases where some natives were attacking the whites, whilst others, possibly from different tribes, were trying to rescue them.  There are good and bad people everywhere, and most of the trouble spots were led by savage and aggressive people. This happened for the killings of both groups of people.

This list is a job in progress. I am constantly adding to it, as I find more victims. The “Details” are a reference as to how the victims died, and also for my own use, as it helps to avoid doubling up and adding people in twice.  More often than not, lowly shepherds and station workers were not named when they were killed. Most used nick-names, or just their first names, and their real identities were often a mystery. They were often buried where they fell, and their death may, or may not, have been recorded. If the death was reported, the employers’ name was usually mentioned, whereas the victims normally remained anonymous.  Therefore, I have added the employer’s details when available, to help identify the victims, and to try to eliminate adding the same victim in twice. My information has all been found on trove.nla, so all should be verifiable through searching that site, or following the link provided. That link won’t necessarily give the whole story on each victim, but it will prove their death.  I usually only add one source, although there are often multiple articles on the one event. If the source column is not visible, you should be able to see it by scrolling to the right.  The offences are arranged by date.

The deaths are grouped according to the state or territory in which they were committed. Or where I think they were committed.  I make no guarantees that the locations mentioned are actually in the state that I have quoted though. Some were right near the border, and some have names that no longer exist. My knowledge of places is limited, so if you see errors – and I have no doubt there will be many – please let me know. The same applies to any other details that you may know are incorrect, or to victims that have not yet been mentioned.

Clearly, Aborigines were not the only victims in the conflict. A common saying is that many black deaths went unrecorded, and of course they did, but a squatter at the time also wrote that for every white death recorded, another 50 white deaths went unrecorded.

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DATE VICTIM LOCATION DETAILS SOURCE QUERIES?
1606 1 Unnamed sailor Carpentier River From the ship Duyfken. Killed by missiles from the blacks. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a397223.txt
1606 Unnamed sailor 1 Cape Keerweer Duyfken. (9 UNNAMED SAILORS) https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 2 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 3 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 4 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 5 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 6 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 7 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 8 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
1606 Unnamed sailor 9 Cape Keerweer From the ship Duyfken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218805405
3 July 1793 Captain Hill Darnley (Tate) Island From the ship Chesterfield.  Killed on the beach,  cut and mangled in a most barbarous manner. Eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23266141   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/234733982
3 July 1793 Unnamed Seaman 1 Darney (Tate) Island From ship Chesterfield. Found floating in the sea with his throat cut from ear to ear. Eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/234733982
3 July 1793 Unnamed Seaman 2 Darnley (Tate) Island From ship Chesterfield. Killed on the beach, cut and mangled in a most barbarous manner. Eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/234733982
3 July 1793 Unnamed Seaman 3 Darney (Tate) Island From ship Chesterfield. Found floating in the sea with his throat cut from ear to ear. Eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/234733982
3 July 1793 Unnamed Seaman 4 Darney (Tate) Island From ship Chesterfield. Found in the boat, shockingly mutilated. Eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/234733982
3 July 1793 Mr Carter Darnley (Tate) Island From the Chesterfield or Hormuzeer. Escaped, but died of injuries in Timor on 10 Dec. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/234733982
Mid Sep 1824 Unnamed soldier Brisbane 3 weeks into building the new penal settlement. Speared just outside of fence.
Mid Sep 1824 Unnamed convict Brisbane 3 weeks into building the new penal settlement. Speared just outside of fence.
Mid Sep 1824 Unnamed convict 2 Brisbane 3 weeks into building the new penal settlement. Speared just outside of fence.
28 Jan 1828 Samuel Myers (Myres) South bank of River Guarding a crop of maize. Francis Reynolds witnessed the murders. https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/www.slq.qld.gov.au
28 Jan 1828 Michael Malone South bank of River Guarding a crop of maize. Francis Reynolds witnessed the murders. https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/www.slq.qld.gov.au
18 April 1828 Mr Callicott East of Keppel Bay The ship’s carpenter. From wrecked Brig Woodlark. On a raft. Cut from jollyboat. Murray Islanders killed crew of 6. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2190618
18 April 1828 Mr Roxland East of Keppel Bay From wrecked Brig Woodlark. On a raft. Cut from jollyboat. Murray Islanders killed crew of 6. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2190618
18 April 1828 Mr Begley East of Keppel Bay From wrecked Brig Woodlark. On a raft. Cut from jollyboat. Murray Islanders killed crew of 6. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2190618
18 April 1828 Mr Macanish East of Keppel Bay From wrecked Brig Woodlark. On a raft. Cut from jollyboat. Murray Islanders killed crew of 6. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2190618
18 April 1828 Mr Blaxland East of Keppel Bay From wrecked Brig Woodlark. On a raft. Cut from jollyboat. Murray Islanders killed crew of 6. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2190618
18 April 1828 Mr J Pike East of Keppel Bay From wrecked Brig Woodlark. Mr Flaherty’s servant. On a raft. Cut from jollyboat. Murray Islanders killed them. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2190618
Sep 1828 Unnamed European Moreton Bay Binghi Multi and Willimore the murderers.
6 June 1829 James Reilly Moreton Bay A convict The Convict Death Register
1830 “The pilot” Dunwich, Stradbroke Island Had shot and wounded a native 2 years earlier. Killed by Moongalba http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/reports/triumph-tropics/triumph-tropics-1959-pt2-ch16.pdf
July 1830 Robert Smithson Moreton Bay A convict The Convict Death Register
July 1830 Robert Smithers Moreton Bay A convict The Convict Death Register
July 1830 Richard McHugh Moreton Bay A convict The Convict Death Register
17 Oct 1830 Captain Logan Logan Creek An explorer. Severe and cruel.  Went out on his own and was speared and waddied to death. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2196520
1831? Mr Hedly May Downs
1831 Mr Lang South coast of Queensland Reverend John Dunmore Lang’s father. Assumed killed by the natives. Aboriginal History Volume 7 Really?
1832 Samuel Foster Moreton Bay A convict The Convict Death Register
1832 Crewman 1 Pine River, Moreton Bay dist. Millbong Jemmy, with several others, attacked two men belonging to a boat’s crew, and after beating them severely, proceeded to roast them on the fire. The return of the Commandant and the remainder of the crew fortunately saved the lives of the men, but they were both in the Hospital for nearly twelve months, and never fully recovered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3710837
1832 Crewman 2 Pine River, Moreton Bay dist. Millbong Jemmy, with several others, attacked two men belonging to a boat’s crew, and after beating them severely, proceeded to roast them on the fire. The return of the Commandant and the remainder of the crew fortunately saved the lives of the men, but they were both in the Hospital for nearly twelve months, and never fully recovered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3710837
1832 Mr Mitchell May Downs
1833 James O’Rigan Moreton Bay A convict The Convict Death Register
25 Oct 1834 Unnamed shepherd Brisbane Water Currybong Jemmy and 4 others involved. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/252811961
August 1834 Captain JG Moore Boydang Island From the ship “Charles Eaton”. All victims beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 Mr F Clare Boydang Island Chief Officer From the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 Mr W Majer Boydang Island 2nd Mate. From the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 Dr J Grant Boydang Island Surgeon. From the ship “Charles Eaton”. Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 Mr W Montgomery Boydang Island Steward, from the ship “Charles Eaton” Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 W Perry Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.   Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 J Ching Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.   Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 A Quinne Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 W Moore Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 C Robinson Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 J Caen Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 W Hill Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 J Berry Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.   Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 R Lourne Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.   Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 W Jeffery Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 J Miller Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 W Williams Boydang Island Seaman, from the ship “Charles Eaton”.  Beheaded. Eyes and cheeks eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 William Sexton Boydang Island Boy. From the ship “Charles Eaton” Beaten to death 2 months after others. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 Captain George D’Oyley Boydang Island Passenger. Of the Bengal Artillery. From the ship “Charles Eaton” https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 Charlotte D’Oyley Boydang Island Passenger. Wife of Captain D’Oyley. From the ship “Charles Eaton” https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 George D’Oyley Boydang Island Passenger. 7 years old. From the “Charles Eaton” Beaten to death 2 months after others. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 An Indian Servant girl Boydang Island D’Oyles Indian servant. From the ship “Charles Eaton”. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
August 1834 Mr CG Armstrong Esq Boydang Island Passenger. An Irishman. From the ship “Charles Eaton”. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8650453
1836 Unnamed Keppel Island Ship wrecked on reef near island. One Fijian man also killed https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/featured-family-tree/robert-frazer-russell
1836 Captain Fraser Fraser Island From ship “Stirling Castle”. Shipwrecked. Speared. Tortured. The island was named after him. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36853713
1836 Charles Brown Fraser Island Chief Officer, Stirling Castle”. Shipwrecked. Tortured. Burnt to death with over a slow fire. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36853713
1836 Michael Denny Fraser Island From “Stirling Castle”. Shipwrecked. Seaman. Tortured. Burnt to death. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36853713
1836 Jacob Schofield Fraser Island From “Stirling Castle”. Shipwrecked. Carpenter. Speared. Tortured. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36853713
1836 Edward Stone Fraser Island From ship “Stirling Castle”. Boatswain. Shipwrecked. Speared. Tortured. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36853713
Jul. 1837 Unknown Wide Bay From the Duke of York. Wrecked off Port Curtis 13 July 1837. Two killed https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_246230/Qld_heritage_v2_no10_1974_p3_p14.pdf
Jul. 1837 Unknown 2 Wide Bay From the Duke of York. Wrecked off Port Curtis 13 July 1837. Two killed https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_246230/Qld_heritage_v2_no10_1974_p3_p14.pdf
Sep 1837 Unnamed man 1 Moreton Bay Two of the crew left behind by the “James Watt”. Lost in the bush. Killed and mangled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2213071
Sep 1837 Unnamed man 2 Moreton Bay Two of the crew left behind by the “James Watt”. Lost in the bush. Killed and mangled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2213071
1840’s A number of victims Gundawinda A number of brutal murders by the Aborigines. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435
1840 Unnamed Shepherd Byron Plain Savagely murdered. Peter McLean’s man. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/230673435  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/177304595
20 Jan 1840 John Williams Darling Downs Right hand man to squatter. Speared in the side. https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-27756326
31 May 1840 Mr Stapleton / Staplyton Mt Lindesay A surveyor. Moreton Bay area Decapitated. Roasted and partly eaten. Camp plundered.  3rd man Dunlop serious head wounds. Left for dead by all. He survived, but was insane afterwards. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2542220
31 May 1840 William Tuck Mt Lindesay The camp cook. A convict. Moreton Bay area. Stabbed in the neck with a sharp instrument. Partly roasted. Theft. Page 7. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2542220
1841 John Hill Darling Downs Eton Vale. Speared twice in back while riding. One spear into lung. First black murder in Darling Downs.
1842 Shepherd 1 Kilkoy Messrs MacKenzies men. A few months ago (from July 1842) . They described, with much gusto, the most approved method of roasting and eating the unlucky mortals killed or taken prisoners, during their feuds. One of the blacks, likewise, gave information as to who the parties were who murdered the two unfortunate shepherds at Messrs. Mackenzie’s station, a few months ago; he described the whole transaction, and gave up a silver watch which was on the person of one of their (most unfortunate) victims. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226924366
1842 Shepherd 2 Kilkoy Messrs MacKenzies men. A few months ago (from July 1842) . They described, with much gusto, the most approved method of roasting and eating the unlucky mortals killed or taken prisoners, during their feuds. One of the blacks, likewise, gave information as to who the parties were who murdered the two unfortunate shepherds at Messrs. Mackenzie’s station, a few months ago; he described the whole transaction, and gave up a silver watch which was on the person of one of their (most unfortunate) victims. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226924366 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226924366
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226359961
Dec 1842 William Wood Moreton Bay From the cutter “Nelson” Driven onto the beach. All murdered. The date is approximate.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226359961
Dec 1842 Richard Smith Moreton Bay From the cutter “Nelson” Driven onto the beach. All murdered. The date is approximate.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226359961
Dec 1842 Unnamed man Moreton Bay From the cutter “Nelson” Driven onto the beach. All murdered. The date is approximate. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226359961
Dec 1842 Unnamed man Moreton Bay From the cutter “Nelson” Driven onto the beach. All murdered. The date is approximate. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226359961
1843 Unnamed shepherd Carbucky Station On the Lower McIntryre River. 3 white men already buried there when  Simpson Davison took over in 1844. Savage Life
1843 Unnamed shepherd 2 Carbucky Station On the Lower McIntryre River. 3 white men already buried there when  Simpson Davison took over in 1844. Savage Life
1843 Unnamed shepherd 3 Carbucky Station On the Lower McIntryre River. 3 white men already buried there when  Simpson Davison took over in 1844. Savage Life
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 1 Challendoon, Cunnamulla Mr Otley’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 2 Challendoon, Cunnamulla Mr Otley’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 1 Challendoon, Cunnamulla John Larnach’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 2 Challendoon, Cunnamulla John Larnach’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 3 Challendoon, Cunnamulla John Larnach’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 4 Challendoon, Cunnamulla John Larnach’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 5 Challendoon, Cunnamulla John Larnach’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Unnamed Shepherd 6 Challendoon, Cunnamulla John Larnach’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843 Shepherd 1 Wide Bay area Mr. John Eales men. 4 shepherds savagely killed in cold blood. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article694810
1843 Shepherd 1 Wide Bay area Mr. John Eales men. 4 shepherds savagely killed in cold blood. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article694810
1843 Shepherd 2 Wide Bay area Mr. John Eales men. 4 shepherds savagely killed in cold blood. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article694810
1843 Shepherd 3 Wide Bay area Mr. John Eales men. 4 shepherds savagely killed in cold blood. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article694810
1843 Shepherd 4 Wide Bay area Mr. John Eales men. 4 shepherds savagely killed in cold blood. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article694810
1843 Mr Barron Girkhum, Wide Bay area Killed at the same time that George Furber was first attacked. http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/reports/triumph-tropics/triumph-tropics-1959.pdf
April 1843 Unnamed Moreton Bay 2 shepherds and 39 sheep killed. The Overseer after bign dreadfully wounded was rescued with much difficulty, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228130921
April 1843 Unnamed Moreton Bay 2 shepherds and 39 sheep killed. The Overseer after bign dreadfully wounded was rescued with much difficulty, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228130921
June 1843 Mr Bayley Cape Direction Boatswain on the “Fly”. Speared in the back. Died on 3rd day. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70308574
June 1843 Some Crew Olinda Entrance, Great Barrier Reef From the “Oriental.” Some of the crew were killed by aborigines http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/coralsea-main.html
June 1843 some crew”.. Hamelin Boulders, north TI. Unidentified ship. Stranded at the Boulders. All but one killed. http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/torres-main.html
1844 Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla Mr Ogilvie’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1844 Unnamed Shepherd 2 Challendoon, Cunnamulla Mr Ogilvie’s men https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1844 Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla Mr Whiteman’ station https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1844 Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla Back station, near Mr Lowe’s https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843/44 Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 16 men were killed at Challendoon run, mostly between 1843/1844. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843/44 Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 16 men were killed at Challendoon run, mostly between 1843/1844. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843/44 Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 16 men were killed at Challendoon run, mostly between 1843/1844. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1843/44 Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 16 men were killed at Challendoon run, mostly between 1843/1844.
11 Sep 1844 Unnamed crewman 2 Bellona Reefs American whaler “Thule”. Wrecked. 2 lifeboats got to Moreton Bay with 16 men. 8 killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70319324
11 Sep 1844 Unnamed crewman 3 Bellona Reefs American whaler “Thule”. Wrecked. 2 lifeboats got to Moreton Bay with 16 men. 8 killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70319324
11 Sep 1844 Unnamed crewman 4 Bellona Reefs American whaler “Thule”. Wrecked. 2 lifeboats got to Moreton Bay with 16 man. 8 killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70319324
11 Sep 1844 Unnamed crewman 5 Bellona Reefs American whaler “Thule”. Wrecked. 2 lifeboats got to Moreton Bay with 16 man. 8 killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70319324
11 Sep 1844 Unnamed crewman 6 Bellona Reefs American whaler “Thule”. Wrecked. 2 lifeboats got to Moreton Bay with 16 men. 8 killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70319324
11 Sep 1844 Unnamed crewman 7 Bellona Reefs American whaler “Thule”. Wrecked. 2 lifeboats got to Moreton Bay with 16 men. 8 killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70319324
11 Sep 1844 Unnamed crewman 8 Bellona Reefs American whaler “Thule”. Wrecked. 2 lifeboats got to Moreton Bay with 16 men. 8 killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70319324
1844 Unnamed man West Mt Ernest Island Last survivor.  Same unidentified ship. Floated free, stranded again. Looted. Ended 50 miles N Cape York. http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/torres-main.html
1844 Mr Worthington Lockyer’s Creek Hut Keeper. John Uhrs man. Treachery. Had given them bread and meat. Murdered as he rested under a tree.
1844 Unnamed shepherd Carbucky Station On the Lower McIntryre River. 2 men killed as the new owner, Simpson Davison travelled there to take over the station, making a total of 5 men. Savage Life
1844 Unnamed shepherd 2 Carbucky Station On the Lower McIntryre River. 2 men killed as the new owner, Simpson Davison travelled there to take over the station, making a total of 5 men. Savage Life
1844 John Gilbert Mitchell River Near Dunbar. Naturalist. On Leichardt’s expedition. Killed at night. Roper and Calvert were severely wounded with spears, and beaten with clubs. The native boy Murphy shot one of the attackers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/62874286
1845 Unknown man 1 Moreton Bay area 3 men killed in the Moreton Bay area in 1845. Reported by Dr Simpson, Police Commissioner. Page 21. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1845 Unknown man 2 Moreton Bay area 3 men killed in the Moreton Bay area in 1845. Reported by Dr Simpson, Police Commissioner. Page 21. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1845 Unknown man 3 Moreton Bay area 3 men killed in the Moreton Bay area in 1845. Reported by Dr Simpson, Police Commissioner. Page 21. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1845? Mr Brown The Brisbane Killed around the same time as John Uhr. Inquest held by Major North. Or 1846. http://www.jansomers.com.au/ancestry/Morgan/family-history-detail/book-1-morgan-family-histor.pdf
1845? Mr Williams The Brisbane Killed around the same time as John Uhr. Inquest held by Major North. Or 1846. http://www.jansomers.com.au/ancestry/Morgan/family-history-detail/book-1-morgan-family-histor.pdf
1845? Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 4 or 5 men were murdered on Challendoon after the area was retaken up after the 1844 killings https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1845? Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 4 or 5 men were murdered on Challendoon after the area was retaken up after the 1844 killings https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1845? Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 4 or 5 men were murdered on Challendoon after the area was retaken up after the 1844 killings https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
1845? Unnamed Shepherd Challendoon, Cunnamulla 4 or 5 men were murdered on Challendoon after the area was retaken up after the 1844 killings https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
April 1845 Unnamed man Chesterfield Reefs On a salvage attempt with Thompson and crew. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_246230/Qld_heritage_v2_no10_1974_p3_p14.pdf
Jan 1846 John Uhr Lockyer’s Creek Theft. Wanted tobacco etc, refused, so invaded hut and took it. Terribly mutilated. Horse Jemmy AKA Milbong Jemmy the murderer. https://archive.org/stream/cu31924063745495/cu31924063745495
Jan 1846 Mr Bessant Musgrave Island, Off Badu From the ship “Thomas Lord”. Body taken by natives https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226349074
Jan 1846 John Thompson Musgrave Island, Off Badu From the ship “Thomas Lord”. Right hand cut off, left hand severed to just tendons. Died afterwards. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8759099
June 1846 James Hyslop Musgrave Island, Off Badu From the ship “Thomas Lord”. Body taken by natives. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8759099
June 1846 Andrew Gregor Pine River, Moreton Bay dist. Sawyer. Battered to death with waddies from behind by his workers while working. Treachery. Wanted food. Milbong Jemmy / Horse Jemmy https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3716308
June 1846 Mary Shannon Pine River, Moreton Bay district Andrew Gregor’s servant’s wife. Battered to death with waddies to steal from her hut. Pregnant. Horse Jemmy/Milbong Jemmy https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3716308
June 1846 Man 1 Mulgrave Island 4 of the 6 crew were murdered. A Sydney based beche-de-mer boat. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72046144
June 1846 Man 2 Mulgrave Island 4 of the 6 crew were murdered. A Sydney based beche-de-mer boat. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72046144
June 1846 Man 3 Mulgrave Island 4 of the 6 crew were murdered. A Sydney based beche-de-mer boat. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72046144
June 1846 Man 4 Mulgrave Island 4 of the 6 crew were murdered. A Sydney based beche-de-mer boat. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72046144
1847 Unnamed boy Banks Island. Torres Straits From an unknown ship. Murdered when they made landfall. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201408066
1847 Unnamed man Banks Island. Torres Straits From an unknown ship. Murdered when they made landfall. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201408066
1847 Unnamed man 2 Banks Island. Torres Straits From an unknown ship. Murdered when they made landfall. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201408066
1847 Unnamed Settler’s son Goondiwindi area The man shot an Aborigine. Pay back. The father and his friends took retribution. http://www.adcq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/10606/Aboriginal-timeline-FINAL-updated-25-July-2018.pdf
1847 Patrick Ryan Canning Creek Farm worker for David Perrier. The farm was attacked by previously friendly blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3710695
Feb 1847 Mr Seboo Gayndar, Burnett A coolie shepherd.
26 July 1847 John Rogers Baramba Creek, North Pine A shepherd. Wetheron Station. Employed by Messrs Humphrey and Herbert. Barbarously murdered. Native murdered as well. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65979436
Aug 1847 Unknown Shepherd Drayton, Darling Downs
Aug 1847 Unknown shepherd Darling Downs
13 Sep 1847 William Boller North Pine Sawyer. Speared and clubbed while working. 3rd man, James Smith, was in the pit and survived. Dundalli https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226463498
13 Sep 1847 William Waller North Pine Sawyer. Speared and clubbed while working. 3rd man, James Smith, was in the pit and survived. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226463498
13 Oct 1847 Unnamed Mary River Building a wool shed with George Furber. Black worker attacked them with tomahawks. Thought they had killed Furber as well. The Black War in Queensland. Arthur Laurie
1848 Person 1 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 2 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 3 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 4 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 5 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 6 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 7 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 8 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 9 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 10 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 11 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 12 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 13 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 14 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 15 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 16 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Person 17 Thursday Islands A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 person 18 Thursday Islands. A shipwreck. Boat name unknown. Castaways. 18 people beheaded near Badu. (Mulgrave Island)
1848 Edmund Beasley Court Kennedy Cape York Explorer. Speared a few miles from the Peninsula apex. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70461885
1848 Unnamed Shepherd 1 Drayton, Darling Downs
1848 Unknown shepherd 2 Drayton, Darling Downs
1848 Mr Thomson Brisbane, (Stanley) Remains found in bush.
Sep 1848 Unknown shepherd Drayton, Darling Downs
9 Sep 1848 William Lowe (6) Maranoa Took 2000 ewes and lambs. Employed by AW McPherson. Mt Abundance Station.
Sep 1848 John Gore (7) Maranoa Murdered at his hut doorway. Employed by AW McPherson. Drove off 800-1000 sheep. 7 men killed at Mt Abundance Station.
Oct 1848 Master Cameron Drayton, Darling Downs A boy
Oct 1848 Unknown shepherd Drayton, Darling Downs
Oct 1848 William Barker Drayton, Darling Downs Shepherd
5 Dec 1848 Timothy Cotter Brisbane A convict The Convict Death Register
Oct 1848 William Robinson Drayton, Darling Downs Hut keeper.
25 Dec 1848 Unnamed Shadwell Peak Newcastle Bay, Torres Straits. From ship Ariel. Looking for Kennedy. The man was speared from a passing canoe. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201408066
1849 Unnamed Condomine Mr Blythe’s shepherd. Mr Blythe speared too. Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks Page 31. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1849 Unnamed man 1 Condomine Mr Hughes’ man Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks Page 31. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Unnamed man 2 Condomine Mr Hughes’ man Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks Page 31. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1849 Unnamed man 1 Charley’s Creek, Condomine Mr Edwards’ man. Three survived and identified the blacks. Page 31. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1849 Unnamed The Condamine River 11 Europeans were killed on the Condamine in 1849 Page 83. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1849 Unnamed 2 The Condamine River 11 Europeans were killed on the Condamine in 1849 Page 83. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1849 Unnamed shepherd Kogan Creek Captain J G Barney’s man. All of his sheep were driven off. Page 29. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Feb 1849 Unnamed stockman The Condamine River Employer Messrs Coxen and Wilkie. “Jacky McKenzie” the murderer.
Feb 1849 Unknown The Condamine River “Recent murders, by “Jacky McKenzie” from Colin McKenzie’s station”. 11 Europeans were killed on the Condamine in 1849 Page 83. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
21 Mar 1849 John Bull  (1) Maranoa District Employed by AW McPherson. Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks. Mt Abundance Station. 7 men killed https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228774660
21 Mar 1849 William McCaverty (2) Maranoa District Employed by AW McPherson. Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks. Mt Abundance Station. 7 men killed https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228774660
21 Mar 1849 John Burns (3) Maranoa District Employed by AW McPherson. Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks. Mt Abundance Station. 7 men killed https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228774660 Allan MacPherson of Mt Abundance wrote that 8 people had been killed in the area in the last 9 months
April 1849 Unnamed Hut keeper Wallann Station Station burnt down, hut keeper killed. Page 37. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
April 1849 Unnamed Drayton, Darling Downs Bullock driver
April 1849 Unnamed Drayton, Darling Downs Hut keeper
April 1849 Unnamed Drayton, Darling Downs Shepherd
4 May 1849 Joseph Flaherty (4) Maranoa District Employed by AW McPherson. Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks. Mt Abundance Station. 7 men killed https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228774660
4 May 1849 Edward Foley (5) Maranoa District Employed by AW McPherson. Killed by Fitzroy Downs blacks. Mt Abundance Station. 7 men killed https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228774660
June 1849 Unnamed Hut keeper Wallann Creek, Condomine On the late John Dangar’s station. Page 31. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
4 June 1849 John Pegg Gin Gin Station A boy shepherd. Killed on the same day, but separately from his brother. Eldest 14 years old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12935605
4 June 1849 Peter Pegg Gin Gin Station A boy shepherd. 12 or 13 years old. Killed on the same day, but separately from his brother. “On reaching the spot where the body was, the sight would sicken the stoutest heart. There was the unfortunate shepherd lying on a large ant’s nest, with a blackfellow’s spear driven through his belly, and stript of every shred of clothing. They had likewise decamped with his gun and ammunition, but not until they had battered the body and face until he could hardly be recognised”. The unfortunate boys’ mother had met with so severe an accident, in coming to the station, as to be disabled for life. Not long after this the master of the station himself (Gregory Blaxland) was also killed by the blacks“. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148018636
10 Jul 1849 Charles Grey Bribie Island Grey threw oyster shell and hit worker on the head. Came back with friends and killed Grey. From the ketch Aurora https://archive.org/stream/cu31924063745495/cu31924063745495
July 1849 Unnamed Burnett area Two more men murdered on the stations where they are employed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3711976
July 1849 Unnamed 2 Burnett area Two more men murdered on the stations where they are employed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3711976
Jul 1849 Oppossum Jack Gayndar, Burnett Labourer
Sep 1849 Unnamed Shepherd Burnett District Archibald Campbell’s man. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/700106
29 Sep 1849 Mr Freeman Lower Condamine An old man. Attacked in his hut. Picked up and thrown on his head, then jumped on. Theft. Joseph King. 11 men killed in 12 months on the Condamine, Aug 1849
Nov 1849 Mr Cater Ipswich Hut keeper
1849/1850 Willliam Eat Wide Bay area Streets / Tiverton https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
1849/1850 Unknown English woman Wide Bay area https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
1849/1850 Mr Tiverton Wide Bay area https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
1849/1850 Mr Streets Wide Bay area https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
1850’s “most of the men” Goode Island From the ship “Helen”. Wrecked, small boat put to shore for water. Most of the men were killed, and Mrs Williams was taken prisoner. She was later rescued by a ship from Somerset. The Australian Womens’ Mirror.
Vol. 5 No. 3 (11 December 1928)
1850 Mr Jones Pilton Station Captain Whitting’s man. A shepherd. Tomahawked as he watched the sheep. The sheep were taken. Some eaten, and the rest were killed. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_216890/F3517.pdf
1850 Unnamed Collington. Moreton Bay Employed by Mr Balfour.
1850 First man Wide Bay area Yenda Station. Mr Wilkins’ man Page 82. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1850 Second man Wide Bay area Yenda Station. Mr Wilkins’ man Page 82. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1850 Unnamed Wide Bay area Mondure Station. Richard Jones’ man Page 34. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1850 Unnamed Wide Bay area Murray’s station – Wulooga. Page 34. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
17 Feb 1850 John Grey Grafton Hut keeper. Killed by Tommy, or Old Man Tommy
Mar 1850 A Coolie shepherd Burnett area Barrendowan station. Employer Mr G Sandeman. Speared in the back of the neck and tomahawked by two blacks while minding sheep, within two miles of the head station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3714304
7 Mar 1850 William Chester Gayndar, Burnett Labourer
7 Mar 1850 John Wills Gayndar, Burnett Labourer
April 1850 Unnamed man 1 Cockatoo Creek. Burnett River/Wide Bay Dr Ramsay’s Cockatoo Station. Overseer also speared and 100 sheep taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/55281020 1000 Sheep?
April 1850 Unnamed man 2 Cockatoo Creek. Burnett River/Wide Bay Dr Ramsay’s Cockatoo Station. Overseer also speared and 100 sheep taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/55281020 1000 Sheep?
10 June 1850 James McKirk Weir River, A McIntyre water John McMillan’s station. 25 sheep taken Page 38. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59 2nd murder in 4 months by same blacks
18 Aug 1850 Thomas Howard Wide Bay, Maryborough Gigoomgang Station? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
28 Aug 1850 James Graham Wide Bay, Maryborough Gigoomgang Station? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
Aug 1850 Gregory Blaxland Burnett River/Wide Bay Gin Gin Station. Several shepherds were also killed here (Including the two Pegg boys).  Blaxland was killed within fifty yards of his own house, in broad daylight. They hid the body in one of the deepest holes in the creek, where the water was six feet deep, and jammed the body under a large tea tree root. The body was found next morning, and was an unforgettably shocking sight. His face and head were so battered as to have lost all semblance of humanity. We had scarcely conveyed the master to the hut, when we heard that another shepherd was murdered. But this time it was found that the man was not dead, but had both eyes gouged out with the end of a nulla nulla — a dreadful sight to behold. The blacks killed or drove away one-half of the sheep on the station, and burned the grass after them so as to obliterate the track. We however managed to follow one flock of lambing ewes, the lambs just dropped serving to mark their track. Some of these, but a few hours old, we found scorched and nearly roasted by the fire.    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12935605  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148018636 2 men were wounded at Blaxland’s
Sep 1850 Unnamed shepherd Burnett River/Wide Bay Employed by Mr Blaxland NSW Inquests 1850
Sep 1850 Unnamed Shepherd Burnett River/Wide Bay Employee of Mr Corfield. Gigoomgan Station. NSW Inquests 1850
Sep 1850 Unnamed Shepherd Burnett River/Wide Bay Employee of Mr Young NSW Inquests 1850
Sep 1850 Unnamed Shepherd Burnett River/Wide Bay Employee of Mr Uhr. NSW Inquests 1850
Sep 1850 Unnamed Shepherd Burnett River/Wide Bay Employee of Mr Jeffries NSW Inquests 1850
Sep 1850 Unnamed shepherd Burnett River/Wide Bay employee of Mr Murray. Wulooga Station NSW Inquests 1850
20 Sep 1850 Thomas Horwood Wide Bay A convict The Convict Death Register
26 Sep 1850 Alexander Drummond Wide Bay, Maryborough
18 Oct 1850 John Roberts Wide Bay, Maryborough A bullock driver. Killed just outside of the town. One of the murderers newly released for rape. NSW Inquests 1850
Nov 1850 Samuel Whittaker Drayton, Darling Downs Hut keeper
13 Nov 1850 William Davenport Gayndar, Burnett Labourer
22 Nov 1850 William Dixon Gayndar, Burnett Shepherd. Toomcul. Buried beneath a log. Head completely smashed in. Sheep taken. His dog was nearby. NSW Inquests 1850
Dec 1850 Anthony Cox Maranoa Employed by Henry Eckford. Murderer shot on the spot.
1850 Page 39. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59 During the previous 18 months at Surat, 1/5 of the white population had been murdered. and 600 sheep killed or drive away
1850? Unnamed traveller Agnes Vale Murdered near Broom’s station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
1851? Peter Conroy Burnett Details in 1852 Govt Gazette. Murdered by the blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231516341
1851 Colin McKay Burnett District https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_241819/Lectures_on_NQ_History_S4_CH3.pdf
1851 Unnamed man 1 Burnett District Employee of Mr Trevathan https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_241819/Lectures_on_NQ_History_S4_CH3.pdf
1851 Unnamed man 2 Burnett District Employee of Mr Trevathan https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_241819/Lectures_on_NQ_History_S4_CH3.pdf
1851 Unnamed man 4 Burnett District Employee of Mr Trevathan https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_241819/Lectures_on_NQ_History_S4_CH3.pdf
1851 Unnamed man 3 Burnett District Employee of Mr Trevathan https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_241819/Lectures_on_NQ_History_S4_CH3.pdf
1851 Several shepherds Three Moon Creek, Dawson Creek  67 Miles from Mt Perry. George E Loyau was a shepherd there at the time. Several outrages too.
1851 Unnamed drover 1 Burnett area G Sandeman’s man. Murdered by Talley Eyed Jemmy, who was working with the man.  
1851 Unnamed drover 2 Burnett area G Sandeman’s man. Murdered by Talley Eyed Jemmy, who was working with the man.  
1851 ? An elderly shepherd No-go Creek, Rawbelle Station Had a hut and a few of his own sheep. On the track to Gangangal. Was killed at his hut. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187803152
Aug 1851 Unnamed Overseer Drayton, Darling Downs
4 Aug 1851 Unnamed man Burnett District? Shepherd. Mr Hay’s Station. Previously Mr Corfield’s. Took 1400 ewes.
11 Aug 1851 Denis McCarthy Wide Bay, Maryborough
13 Aug 1851 Peter Courey Gayndar, Burnett Labourer
13 Aug 1851 Ellen Courey Gayndar, Burnett Wife of above?
13 Aug 1851 William Street Gayndar, Burnett Grazier. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/229114787
24 Aug 1851 John Harmer Lower Condamine Messrs Dangar and Ferrett’s station, Wallann. Hutkeeper. Tomahawked. Page 57. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
27 Aug 1851 Unnamed Man (Father) Condamine, Burnett Messrs Wilkin and Holt’s run. 12 miles from Gayndah. The father of the 12 year old girl Page 59. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59 Yenda? NSW?
27 Aug 1851 12 year old girl (Daughter) Condamine, Burnett Mr Wilkin’s run. 12 miles from Gayndah. The daughter of the man above. Page 59. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59 Yenda? NSW?
Aug 1851 Captain Bell Murray Islands The Lucy Ann was attacked, and the captain and crew barbarously murdered. The Captain made a desperate but useless resistance and took down 17 natives before he was felled with a club. The boat was destroyed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12929288   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28643748
Aug 1851 crew member 1 Murray Islands From the Lucy Ann. Seven people in all, murdered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12929288   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28643748
Aug 1851 crew member 2 Murray Islands From the Lucy Ann. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12929288   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28643748
Aug 1851 crew member 3 Murray Islands From the Lucy Ann. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12929288   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28643748
Aug 1851 crew member 4 Murray Islands From the Lucy Ann. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12929288   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28643748
Aug 1851 crew member 5 Murray Islands From the Lucy Ann. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12929288   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28643748
Aug 1851 crew member 6 Murray Islands From the Lucy Ann. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12929288   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28643748
Sep 1851 Victim 1 Wide Bay 3 murders in the space of a few days. Have started killing cattle, and sheep in numbers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3708361
Sep 1851 Victim 2 Wide Bay 3 murders in the space of a few days. Have started killing cattle, and sheep in numbers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3708361
Sep 1851 Victim 3 Wide Bay 3 murders in the space of a few days. Have started killing cattle, and sheep in numbers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3708361
Sep/oct 1851 Unnamed 1 Dawson River In the employ of Captain Coutts. Page 61. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59 Taroom station?
Sep / oct1851 Unnamed 2 Dawson River In the employ of Captain Coutts. Page 61. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Sep oct 1851 Unnamed 3 Dawson River in the employ of Captain Coutts.
Sep oct 1851 Unnamed 4 Dawson River in the employ of Captain Coutts.
Sep 1851 George Nelson Street Rawbelle Station, Wide Bay 20 spear wounds. Droving sheep alone. Burnett district. On Mr Trevethan’s run. Innocent. Payback.
Sep 1851 Thomas Colaney Gayndar, Burnett Labourer
Oct 1851 William Ronald Gayndar, Burnett Labourer
1851? Hugh? McLean Dawson River Had the station next to Alexander Ross. Brother of Rev. Donald McLean. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35814908/3011009
23 Oct 1851 Alexander Ross Kianga, Dawson River Working with Thomas Coutts. Near Banana. Ross was the 8th murder in that locality that year. Ross was the 8th murder in that locality that year.
Dec 1851 Mr Livingstone Frasers Island Page 64. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
23 Dec 1851 Mr New Maryborough A Chinese man. Killed while cutting timber near the River Mary. Reported by Mr Uhr. Page 68. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1852 Several shepherds Ban Ban Station, Barambah 12 miles from Gayndah. Reported by George E Loyau
1852 William Bowler Brisbane? Also attempted to murder Mr Farber.
1852 Unnamed 1 Degilbo, Wide Bay 5 more people murdered between 2 March and 3 May 1852. William Forster’s letter. Mr Clarke is probably the fifth person. Mid April. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/668821
1852 Unnamed 2 Degilbo, Wide Bay 5 more people murdered between 2 March and 3 May 1852. William Forster’s letter. Mr Clarke is probably the fifth person. Mid April. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/668821
1852 Unnamed 3 Degilbo, Wide Bay 5 more people murdered between 2 March and 3 May 1852. William Forster’s letter. Mr Clarke is probably the fifth person. Mid April. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/668821
1852 Unnamed 4 Degilbo, Wide Bay 5 more people murdered between 2 March and 3 May 1852. William Forster’s letter. Mr Clarke is probably the fifth person. Mid April. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/668821
1852 John Manuel Eton Vale Station The first white man killed by the blacks on the Darling Downs. Was speared in the back, and galloped home with the spear sticking out of him.  Hodgeson’s man. He died as soon as the spear was removed. He was with Christopher Gorry. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218956260
1852 Edward Bradley The MacIntyre 5 natives were involved. Page 83. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1852 Unnamed shepherd The Dawson Scott’s man. Page 86. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Jan 1852 Unnamed shepherd Gayndar, Burnett Toomcul Station. John Stephen Ferriter’s station. 1600 sheep taken. Page 89. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
2 March 1852 Unnamed Chinaman Maryborough 2 Chinese men attacked at Walker’s hut. Left for dead, but one survived. Mr Mackay’s men. Page 89. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
29 Mar 1852 Adolphus Henry Trevethan Rawbelle Station, Wide Bay Station owner. Speared 5 times while giving payments of pipes and tobacco to the natives. Treachery by Davy. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97887084
29 Mar 1852 Unnamed Chinese man 1 Rawbelle Station, Wide Bay Drove away 1700 sheep. Page 80. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
April 1852 Dr Hyslop Sandgate A passenger on the Barque Thomas King. Shipwrecked and murdered. Clubbed https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/660963/127652
April 1852 Frederick Howard Sandgate Seaman. Shipwrecked and murdered. Barque Thomas King. Clubbed and speared. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/660963/127652
April 1852 Mr Smith Sandgate Seaman. Shipwrecked and murdered. Barque Thomas King. Clubbed and speared. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/660963/127652
Mid April 1852 Mr Clarke Wide Bay area Decapitated with a tomahawk. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3713150
26 May 1852 Unnamed Chinaman Burnett, The Dawson On Messrs Miller and Turnbull’s station. He and 3 sheep went missing. Found buried in a nearby gully.
27 June 1852 Michael Halloran The Gap, Pine River Shepherd. Skull smashed in hut because of tobacco. Employed by Darby McGrath.
10 July 1852 William Dawson Upper Burnett River Shepherd boy of James Mackay https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
Aug? 1852 Chinese Servant The Dawson Mr Turnbull’s employee.
Aug 1852 Na Tean Degilbo, Wide Bay area Chinese man. Absconded from Mr Walsh. On his way to Maryborough. Killed for his possessions. Horribly mutilated. Page 91. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1852 Unnamed Chinese Ipswich “With an unpronounceable name!” Quoted from the newspaper.
1853 Unnamed man Maranoa District Killed one, attempted to kill two others. Page 120. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
11 May 1853 Unnamed shepherd Rannes Station 6000 sheep driven off, but all but 80 were recovered. J Leith Hay’s man Page 108. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59  Page 108
11 May 1853 Unnamed shepherd 2 Rannes Station 6000 sheep driven off, but all but 80 were recovered. J Leith Hay’s man Page 108. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59   Page 108
June 1853 Chinese man Burnett District Mackay’s Chinese shepherd. Page 109. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
June 1853 Unnamed Chinese Wide Bay area A shepherd.  Mr Uhr’s man Page 120. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
June 1853 Unnamed man Wide Bay area Speared near his own hut. Page 120. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
July 1853 A German woman Callandoon Billa Billa Station. Sippy was the murderer. Page 117. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Sep 1853 Michael Burke Jimbour, Drayton Ballo. Lower Condomine. Joshua Peter Bell’s overseer. Tried to shoot a native. Missed, and he ended up the victim instead. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3716200
Oct 1853 Unnamed Moreton Bay The master of Mickey – who killed him. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114835912
18 Oct 1853 Unnamed Kempsey Killer was Ralph. Attacked in sleep. A furious fight took place.
Nov 1853 A Chinese man Moreton Bay district Balfour’s Station, Collington Page 23. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59   Page 109. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59 174 white men were killed by Aborigines in the Moreton Bay District up until 1853 A man killed in Nov here every alt year
11 Nov 1853 A Chinaman Rannes Station Traylan. Two of the best Chinese men of James Leith Hay. 100 sheep also taken. Page 121. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
11 Nov 1853 A second Chinese man Rannes Station Traylan. Two of the best Chinese men of James Leith Hay. 100 sheep also taken Page 121. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Jan 1854 Mr Ross Callandoon The owner of Redbank Station. Stabbed while trying to prevent his sheep being stolen. Page 133. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
July? 1854 Unnamed shepherd Lower Burnett Half way to Wide Bay (Maryborough). Was slightly insane. Body found on road.
Aug 1854 George Brown Wide Bay 33 miles from Maryborough. Killed, roased and eaten by Jimmy, Alias Billy Boy, his mother, father and sister. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_242712/Qld_heritage_v1_no7_1967_p25_29.pdf
Aug 1854 James McLaren Isla Station, Taroom. Upper Dawson Station owner. On the Dawson River. Found by his wife near the homestead. Had 8 kids. Page 113. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Aug 1854 Unknown man Isla Station, Taroom. Upper Dawson James McLaren’s shepherd. Page 149. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Aug 1854 Unknown man 2 Isla Station, Taroom. Upper Dawson With James McLaren. Employed by Messrs Miller and Turnbull. Page 178. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1854 Unnamed shepherd 1 Taroom Joseph King’s man Page 149. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1854 Unnamed shepherd 2 Taroom Joseph King’s man Page 149. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1854 Unnamed helper Taroom On the Tchanning River Page 149. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1854 Wife of unnamed helper Taroom On the Tchanning River Page 149. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
5 Feb 1854 George Kettle Bogandilla Station, Lower Condomine Graziers, of Kettle and Spinks. Herding. Killed. Took his clothes and 1000 sheep. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245655682
Sep 1854 Charles Moreton Leichardt district Sandeman’s man. Walleyed Jemmy was the murderer. A fellow employee. Page 152. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59 A petition stated that not less than 21 people had been murdered in the Leichardt district. 12 people were killed in the Leichardt district between 1854, 55 and 56.
Sep 1854 George Page Leichardt district Sandeman’s man. Walleyed Jemmy was the murderer. A fellow employee. Page 152. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
15 Oct 1854 Frederick Strange Percy Islands  A naturalist. On a discovery expedition aboard the ketch Vision.  Speared and waddied. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168128790 (Or Enterprise?).
15 Oct 1854 Mr Shenks Percy Islands Mr Strange’s assistant. Speared Collecting specimans. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168128790
15 Oct 1854 William Spurling Percy Islands First mate on board the Vision. Body stripped and throat cut. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168128790
15 Oct 1854 Henry Gittings Percy Islands Cook and Steward on board the Vision. Speared. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168128790
Nov 1854 Unnamed man 1 The Dawson Reported by Frederick Walker Page 155. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Nov 1854 Unnamed man 2 The Dawson Reported by Frederick Walker Page 155. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
Nov 1854 Mr Denty Moreton Bay Cabin passenger from the wreck Ningpo. Tried to walk from Moreton Bay to Wide Bay. Page 180. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4800629
1855 Bullock Driver Camboon Station Thomas Coutt’s man. Speared as the party abandoned the station. The body was carried on the dray, and buried at the first night’s camp. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171353911
1855 Unnamed man Miriam Vale From Sydney. Bound for the Little’s Rosedale Farm. 4 men wounded, escaped to Gladstone
13 March 1855 Michael Byrnes (Burns) Bogandilla Station, Lower Condomine Killed in their own hut as he sat at the table reading. Hit with a nulla nulla. Stripped and frightfully mutilated. The hut looted. He had been warned but was too trusting Page 194. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
13 March 1855 Annie Byrnes (Burns) Bogandilla Station, Lower Condomine Killed in their own hut as she mended a piece of lace. Hit several times about the face and head with an axe. Stripped and frightfully mutilated. The hut looted. They had been warned, but were too trusting. Page 194. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
July 1855 Ah Louch Stony Creek
3 Dec 1855 George Furber. Tenana Creek, Wide Bay Attacked 1847. Almost killed. Recovered. Killed blacks. They got him 9 years later in 1855. Timber cutter. Large quantity of rations, clothing, blankets and tomahawks were stolen. https://www.brownsigns.net.au/historical/pioneer-graves-maryborough/
3 Dec 1855 Joseph Thomas Welmshurst Tenana Creek, Wide Bay Son-In-Law of George Furber. Killed with him, in the bush. Timber cutter. https://www.brownsigns.net.au/historical/pioneer-graves-maryborough/ Or Wilmshurst  (AKA James Williamson for some reason)
26 Dec 1855 Peter Blackboy Mt Larcombe/ Port Curtis William Young’s station. The bodies were mutilated and covered with spear wounds and nulla nulla wounds. Sheep were driven off, and buildings plundered. Treachery. Page 209. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
26 Dec 1855 George Smelt Mt Larcombe/ Port Curtis William Young’s station. The bodies were mutilated and covered with spear wounds and nulla nulla wounds. Sheep were driven off, and buildings plundered. Treachery. Page 209. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
26 Dec 1855 John Murray Mt Larcombe/ Port Curtis William Young’s station. The bodies were mutilated and covered with spear wounds and nulla nulla wounds. Sheep were driven off, and buildings plundered. Treachery. Page 209. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
26 Dec 1855 James Foran Mt Larcombe/ Port Curtis William Young’s station Tried to hide in gunyah with wife. It was pulled down and he was beaten to death. Page 209. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
26 Dec 1855 Margaret Foran Mt Larcombe/ Port Curtis William Young’s station. First instance of white woman being raped. Also raped after she was dead. Beaten to death with husband. Page 209. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1856? Mr Muller Manumbar Station A German. Hut keeper. He and his brother came out to Aust in 1855. His brother died shortly after arriving. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206483699
1856 Several Shepherds Yabba Station A & I Swanston employers.
1856 Several Shepherds Yabba Station A & I Swanston employers.
1856 Several Shepherds Yabba Station A & I Swanston employers.
1856 A German woman Dawson River Juandah Station. Waddied and tomahawked. Husband away. For theft. Refused to feed black dinner. Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
22 Jan 1856 Mr Belfield Windemere Station, Fitzroy River, Burnett A shearer.  With Mr Elliott who was also speared. It took weeks to get the spear out. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/78850382
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 1 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. First Mate Gysbert Verdoes survived, with 25 spear wounds. Crew of 27. 17 known killed. 3 escaped.  7 unknown. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64975604   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 2 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 3 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 4 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 5 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 6 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 7 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 8 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 9 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 10 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 11 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 12 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 13 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 14 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 15 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay 16 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
2 Mar 1856 Unknown Malay  17 Newcastle Bay, Albany Is. From wrecked schooner “Lightning”. 17 Malays killed, and 12 of them were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3339462
30 July 1856 Unnamed Shepherd Upper Dawson, Messrs Miller & Turnbull’s.
10 Nov 1856 Andrew Volk Eurooomba 24 year old German. Had a terrible tomahawk forehead wound.  P. Cardew’s man Page 282. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1857 Unnamed Shepherd Upper Dawson Messrs Miller & Turnbull’s.
1857 Unnamed 1 Upper Dawson Taroom. Yaldwyn’s station. Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1857 Unnamed Man 2 Upper Dawson Taroom. Yaldwyn’s station. Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1857 Unnamed shepherd Hornet Bank Station, Upper Dawson Andrew Scott’s shepherd. Speared in the back. 1400 sheep stolen.
Jan 1857 Peter Grant Caboolture River Cedar cutters. Looking for trees. Blacks offered to help. Treachery. Mr Glynn savagely beaten. “Barlow”. Page 248. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
12 Feb 1857 John Ramshay Miriam Vale, Gladstone A German hut keeper. Speared right through the body, and a number of head wounds. Near the doorway of his hut. On a Miriam Vale outstation. Carlos O’Connell’s man. Page 242. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
12 Feb 1857 Unnamed shepherd Miriam Vale, Gladstone On a Miriam Vale outstation. Carlos O’Connell’s man. The body was missing, but broken spears and a heavy nulla nullas were on the ground. Page 242. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59  
13 Feb 1857 John Hillery Miriam Vale, Gladstone Speared through the heart. At Carlos O’Connell’s head station. Sheep were carried off. Mr Tolston was also severely wounded. John Murray helped. Page 242. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472  
Feb 1857 Unnamed man Gladstone area Charlton’s station. Another man was wounded. Page 247. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
April 1857 Captain Lindo Great Keppel Island Master. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle. Made it to shore. One man shot a native. 18 men killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161169387 18 crew killed
April 1857 James Harty Great Keppel Island Passenger. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Mrs Harty Great Keppel Island Passenger. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle. Taken by natives. Died http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/reports/triumph-tropics/triumph-tropics-1959.pdf
April 1857 Ellen Harty Great Keppel Island A child. Passenger. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle. Taken by natives. Died http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/reports/triumph-tropics/triumph-tropics-1959.pdf
April 1857 Morris Harty Great Keppel Island A child. Passenger. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle. Taken by natives. Died http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/reports/triumph-tropics/triumph-tropics-1959.pdf
April 1857 Norman Leith-Hay Great Keppel Island Passenger. From the schooner Sea Belle. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/87988205
April 1857 Unnamed Man 1 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle. 18 men murdered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 2 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle. 18 men murdered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 3 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 4 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 5 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 6 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 7 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 8 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 9 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 10 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 11 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 12 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 13 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 14 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
April 1857 Unnamed Man 15 Great Keppel Island Crewman. From wrecked schooner Sea Belle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72047062
June 1857 Unnamed Man 2 Eurooomba P. Cardew’s man Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
July 1857 German shepherd 1 Upper Dawson Employer Joseph King. 15 people killed in the space of one month. During 1857, 8 whites had been killed in the upper dawson by the time morriset had arrived.
July 1857 German shepherd 2 Upper Dawson Employer Joseph King.
July 1857 German shepherd 3 Upper Dawson Employer Joseph King.
July 1857 German shepherd 4 Upper Dawson Employer Joseph King.
13 July 1857 Unnamed Man 1 Gladstone area Eurombah Station. Mr Boulton’s man. Page 286. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
13 July 1857 Unnamed Man 2 Gladstone area Eurombah Station. Mr Boulton’s man. Page 286. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
13 July 1857 Unnamed Man 3 Gladstone area Eurombah Station. Mr Boulton’s man. Page 286. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
13 July 1857 Unnamed Man 4 Gladstone area Eurombah Station. Mr Boulton’s man. Page 286. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
12 July 1857 Mr Staple Euroomba Station Shifting sheep yards. Murdered, Plunder and sheep scattered. Mr Cardew’s station. Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
12 July 1857 Mr Spriggett Euroomba Station Shifting sheep yards. Murdered, Plunder and sheep scattered. Mr Cardew’s station. Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
12 July 1857 Unnamed German 1 Euroomba Station Overseer. Employer Pollet Cardew Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
12 July 1857 Unnamed German 2 Euroomba Station P. Cardew.  Shepherd. A fifth man was also attacked, and stripped of his clothing and his hut was looted. Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
16 Aug 1857 Frederiche (Frietericke)
Klumpp
Sandy Creek, near the Logan, Mt Gravatt On her way home from the store with her child. Killed by Nelson. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64986869
16 Aug 1857 Gottlieb Wilhelm Klumpp Sandy Creek, near the Logan, Mt Gravatt 14 years old. On his way home from the store with his mother. Had been violently attacked, and cut into two. Killed by Nelson. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64986869
Sep 1857 Unnamed Bald Hills, Pine River A cold blooded murder. Reported by Thomas Gray of Brisbane, and Benjamin Brookes. Page 265. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1 Aug 1857 Unnamed Wide Bay Stanton Harcourt Station. Mr Corfield’s man. Plundered the huts. Killed 15 sheep in the yard and drove off another 400. Speared fatally, another speared but survived. Page 268. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
26 Oct 1857 Martha Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson Enticed out of locked room by Bally. Guaranteed safety. Ravished in the most frightful manner, and then murdered in cold blood. 43 yrs old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60399414/5721285 ravished – raped
26 Oct 1857 John Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson  23 years old.
26 Oct 1857 Elizabeth Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 19 years old. Enticed out of locked room by Bally. Guaranteed safety. Ravished in the most frightful manner, and then murdered (bludgeoned)  in cold blood. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60399414/5721285
26 Oct 1857 David Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 16 years old. Hit with a nulla nulla from behind
26 Oct 1857 Mary Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 11 years old. Enticed out of locked room by Bally. Guaranteed safety. Ravished in the most frightful manner, and then murdered in cold blood. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60399414/5721285
26 Oct 1857 Jane Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 9 years old. Enticed out of locked room by Bally. Guaranteed safety. Ravished in the most frightful manner, and then murdered (bludgeoned to death) in cold blood.
26 Oct 1857 James Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 6 years old. Ran for the trees but was killed.
26 Oct 1857 Charlotte Fraser Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 2 years old.   Enticed out of locked room by Bally. Guaranteed safety. Ravished in the most frightful manner, and then murdered (bludgeoned to death) in cold blood.
26 Oct 1857 James Neagle Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson Tutor. 27 yrs old Page 276. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
26 Oct 1857 Mr Beumavo Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 45 yrs old. Hut keeper Page 276. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
26 Oct 1857 RP Newman Hornet Bank Station. Upper Dawson 30 yrs old. A shepherd Page 276. Police Of The Pastoral Frontier. Native Police 1849-59
1858? Unnamed shepherd 1 Burnett Downs
1858? Unnamed shepherd 2 Burnett Downs
1858? Unnamed shepherd 1 Burnett Downs
1858? Unnamed shepherd 2 Burnett Downs
1858 Unnamed Shepherd 1 Miriam Vale Employer Carlos O’Connell. At the Carlos O’Connell Lagoons. Year after Hillery death. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3719472
1858 Unnamed Shepherd 2 Miriam Vale Employed by Carlos O’Connell. At the lagoons now known as Carlos O’Connell Lagoons. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214180176
29 Jan 1858 George Smelt Port Curtis Murdered
Feb? 1858 Mr Blair – brother 1 Camboon Station. Dawson River Eurasian. Son of an Indian officer. Brothers. Fencing. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71966345
Feb? 1858 Mr Blair – brother 2 Camboon Station. Dawson River Eurasian. Son of an Indian officer. Brother.  Fencing https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71966345
Feb? 1858 Unnamed man 3 Camboon Station. Dawson River Fencing https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/56800739
Feb? 1858 Unnamed man 4 Camboon Station. Dawson River 4 people killed in the same incident. Fencers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/56800739
Feb 1858 Unnamed Shepherd Rannes Station. A shepherd from Rannes. Killed the same day as the Blair brothers. Was shot in the head with his own pistol by 2 blacks from Ipswich. He died crouching up against a tree. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171353911
Mar 1858 Unnamed Englishman 1 The Dawson Mr Yaldwin’s Station. His fault. Had allowed natives in since Hornett Bank massacre.  (Humbolt??)
April 1858 Mr Williams The Dawson Mr Yaldwyn’s Station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115561023
April 1858 Unnamed German The Dawson A shepherd at Mr Yaldwyn’s Station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115561023
6 April 1858 William Churchman Castle Creek James Reid’s Castle Creek Station. A bushman. Treachery. Previously friendly. Well treated.
6 April 1858 Thomas Marland Castle Creek James Reid’s Castle Creek Station. A bushman. Treachery. Previously friendly. Well treated.
6 April 1858 GT Blair Castle Creek James Reid’s Castle Creek Station. Shepherd. Dreadfully maimed. Treachery. Previously friendly.
6 April 1858 Martin O’Brien Castle Creek James Reid’s Castle Creek Station. Shepherd. Dreadfully maimed. Treachery. Well treated.
16 April 1858 Unnamed shepherd 1 Euroombah 12 miles from Hornet Bank Station.  The Dawson
16 April 1858 Unnamed shepherd 2 Euroombah 12 miles from Hornet Bank Station.  The Dawson.
April 1858 1 unknown Chinese Camboon Station At the same time as the 2 Englishman.
April 1858 2 unknown Chinese Camboon Station At the same time as the 2 Englishman.
April 1858 1 unknown Englishman Camboon Station At the same time as the 2 Chinese.
April 1858 2 unknown Englishman Camboon Station At the same time as the 2 Chinese.
24 May 1858 Harold Chemier Naomini River At Cucubindi. Teamster. Drinking with civilized blacks. Thrown on fire by them. Horrific burns. Lived 12 hours.
May 1858 1 Unnamed man Banks of the Dawson Jarroon Station.
May 1858 2 Unnamed man Banks of the Dawson Jarroon Station.
Late May 1858 8 Europeans 1 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
Late May 1858 Europeans 2 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
Late May 1858 Europeans 3 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
Late May 1858 Europeans 4 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
Late May 1858 Europeans 5 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
Late May 1858 Europeans 6 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
Late May 1858 Europeans 7 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
Late May 1858 Europeans 8 Moreton Bay district Reported in the papers as a Massacre.
May 1858 Mr Geork Mt Brisbane A Chinese Hutkeeper in Mr Bowman’s employ. Hit on the head with a tomahawk as he lay on his bed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3717883
May 1858 Unknown man Pine River. The Dawson Two more white men. Mr Griffin’s men. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112896027 At the same time as Mr Cardew’s 3 or 5 men reported.
May 1858 Unknown man Pine River. The Dawson Two more white men. Mr Griffin’s men. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112896027 20-30 murders these past few months in this area.
Late May 1858 1 Unnamed man Pine River Mr Philip Cardew’s station. Was thought to be 5 murders. Now three. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112896027
Late May 1858 2 Unnamed man Pine River Mr Cardew’s station. Was thought to be 5 murders. Now three. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112896027
Late May 1858 3 Unnamed man Pine River Mr Cardew’s station. Was thought to be 5 murders. Now three. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112896027
June 1858 A Chinaman Cooyar Messrs Bigge’s man.
Aug 1858 Unknown man Kianga Near Camboon Station. Buried beside the track, Body found because of boots and pannikin nearby. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/56800739
1859 Unnamed shepherd Rockhampton Some miles above Belmont. Mr Macartney’s run.
Jan 1859 Robert Collins. St Helena AKA Bob Hunter Dugong fisherman. Body found in sea mutilated. Tomahawked. Started the problem. https://archive.org/stream/cu31924063745495/cu31924063745495
Jan 1859 William Morgan (Charles?) St Helena With Robert Collins. Body dumped in the sea. Never found. https://archive.org/stream/cu31924063745495/cu31924063745495
Jan 1859 The Dutchman St Helena Dugong fisherman. With Robert Collins. Body never found. Dumped in the sea. https://archive.org/stream/cu31924063745495/cu31924063745495
2 Nov 1859 Mr. J. MacKinley Friday Island Owner of the ship Sapphire.  Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19530410
2 Nov 1859 Captain J. Bowden Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. The Master.  Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 J. Watson Friday Island From the ship Sapphire.  Sailing master Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 D. Douglass Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 W. Warren Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 E. Tibby Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 J. Conquest Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 J. Devereux Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 J. Morris Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 J. Allen Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 C. Campbell Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 J. Jollif Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 William Charlton, Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 J. Connell Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 M. McKenny Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 H. Armstrong Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. Killed by Hammond Islanders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 F. Schmalfus Friday Island From the ship Sapphire   From the pinnace. Insisted on going ashore.  Speared through the heart. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
2 Nov 1859 David Dougall Friday Island From the ship Sapphire. 18 Killed by Hammond Islanders. 11 escaped. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148789579
Oct 1859 Unnamed man 1 The Dawson
Oct 1859 Unnamed man 2 The Dawson
Oct 1859 Unnamed man 3 The Dawson
Nov 1859 An old man Fitzroy River A shepherd.The blacks on the Fitzroy river have brutally murdered an old man, engaged as a shepherd on one of the runs in that locality. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1199630
1860 Unnamed man Rosedale. Lower Burdekin Littles station. 4 men walking to the station. One was killed. Others were speared, but made it back to Gladstone. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214180176
1860 Archibald McNab Kianga, Banana Killed a short distance from the station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/80593473
1860 A German shepherd Ulambo Station Blacks wanted tobacco. Struck him with tomahawks as he was getting it. He fired at them, but missed. He died after a few days. Billy, and Mr Peter, the killers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60844981
1860 Person 1 Portland Reef From the schooner “Helen”.The survivors reached Goode Island, where natives murdered the occupants of one of the boats. Killed everybody except the Captain’s wife. She was rescued years later. http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/coralsea-main.html
1860 Person 2 Portland Reef From the schooner “Helen”.The survivors reached Goode Island, where natives murdered the occupants of one of the boats. Killed everybody except the Captain’s wife. She was rescued years later. http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/coralsea-main.html
1860 Person 3 Portland Reef From the schooner “Helen”.The survivors reached Goode Island, where natives murdered the occupants of one of the boats. Killed everybody except the Captain’s wife. She was rescued years later. http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/coralsea-main.html
1860 Master Williams Ulambo Station 14 yrs old. 2 months before the German shepherd was killed. He went missing. Killed and his body thrown into the waterhole. His bloodied trousers were found. His father and family lived on the property. The father was a shepherd. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60844981
12 Mar 1860 Unnamed German Rockhampton Mr Archer’s hut keeper. Murdered by Mico. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3717036
Oct 1860 A Chinaman On the McKenzie Mr Stuart’s man https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/92123.pdf
6? Nov 1860 Fanny Briggs Rockhampton 20 years old. Lured into the bush. Raped and nulla nulla’d by 3 black police. Tied to a tree and mutilated. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3725452
Nov 1860 A German man Darling Downs The husband https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3718229
Nov 1860 A German woman Darling Downs The wife https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3718229
1861 16 white men had been killed in the area known as Callandoon
1861? Mr Chapel Callide or Kroombit Prospector.
1861? Unknown shepherd 1 Tiaro Eales’s station. First whites murdered in this area. There were frequent murders at Tiaro.
1861? Unknown shepherd 2 Tiaro Eales’s station. First whites murdered in this area. There were frequent murders at Tiaro.
1861? Unknown shepherd 3 Tiaro Eales’s station. First whites murdered in this area. There were frequent murders at Tiaro.
10 April 1861 Charles Wilson Ulambo Station And his servants, were cruelly murdered by the blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60844981
10 April 1861 Servant 1 Ulambo Station And his servants, were cruelly murdered by the blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60844981
10 April 1861 Servant 2 Ulambo Station And his servants, were cruelly murdered by the blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60844981
27 Sep 1861 Nicholas Miller Shaw’s Island On “Ellida”. A Greek sailor. Very friendly to natives. Went ashore in their canoe. Blacks tried to take guns.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/215775075
27 Sep 1861 Henry Irving Shaw’s Island A passenger from the “Ellida” Went ashore with the natives to get oysters. Murdered.   “dreadfully lacerated” https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166693189  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4601425
17 Oct 1861 Mr Queely Nogoa, Dawson
17 Oct 1861 Horatio Spenser Wills Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. Owner https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Mrs Baker Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. Hit with a nulla nulla. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Mr E. Baker Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. the station overseer. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Elizabeth Baker Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo.  daughter https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Harry Baker Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo.  10 years old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Iden Baker Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo.  5 years old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Davey Baker Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo.  7 months old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Patrick Manion Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Mrs Manion. Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. Patrick’s wife https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Mary Ann Manion Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. 8 years old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Maggie Manion Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. 4 years old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Baby Manion Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. 3 months old https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 James Scott. Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 George Ling Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Henry Pickering Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 George Elliot. Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Charles Weedon. Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 Edward McCormack Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
17 Oct 1861 John Moon Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo. Camp cook. Brains dashed out, was found beside the fire in the hut https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125598042
Oct 1861 Mr Humphries Bowen Body went missing. Believed to have fallen prey to the natives. With an exploration party on the upper Burdekin.
1862? Or 61 Unnamed horseman Mt Elliott Killed a native, revenge killed. (James Morrill story)
1862 Unnamed hut keeper Warrego River
1862 Mr Roberts Slade Point, Cape Palmerston Passenger on “Presto”. Disembarked against advice. Blacks offered help. Betrayed. Murdered https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3160961
1862 Mr Irvine Nebo Killed as he looked for land. Christian Lannge escaped. https://archive.org/stream/discoverysettlem00roth
1862 Unknown crewman Slade Point, Cape Palmerston Passenger on “Presto”. Disembarked against advice. Blacks offered help. Betrayed. Murdered https://archive.org/stream/discoverysettlem00roth
Jan 1862 A digger Condolbolin 2 men attacked by Bogan blacks. Robbed them, and then killed one with a tomahawk blow. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166693123/16549112
Feb 1862 Mr McCulloch Paroo, near Charleville Exploring. Hired an Aboriginal helper. He left and returned with others and killed the men in their sleep. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5816976
Feb 1862 (George) Edward Curlewis Paroo, near Charleville Exploring. Hired an Aboriginal helper. He left and returned with others and killed the men in their sleep. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5816976
21 Mar 1862 crew Whitsunday Island Natives attacked the ketch Dundas and murdered everybody except the skipper. He managed to sail back to Bowen. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201406851  
Early May 1862 Elderly hut keeper Warrego River Shockingly mangled. Mr Con’s station. 28 miles south of Kennedy’s tree marked KXXI.
June 1862 Unnamed man Upper Condamine 2 White men, travelling on foot. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4606286
June 1862 Unnamed man Upper Condamine 2 White men, travelling on foot. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4606286
Aug 1862 Unnamed shepherd Maranoa Blacks attacked station. He tried to fight back, speared. Sheep taken. Messrs Morey & Co.
31 Sep 1862 Henry Sykes AKA Webbly Purbrook Downs, Comet River Almost decapitated. Mate  was also attacked but survived. Plundered their hut.  Employers Hutton & Miller. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75467988
1863 Murdoch McKenzie In the central district McKenzie River. Mr Joyce’s man. http://family.gdavis.id.au/p00626.htm#40609
1863 John Barnfather Bowen Newly arrived from England. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_416803/Stone_on_stone.pdf
1 Feb 1863 Mr Moore Albinia Downs Shepherd. Carried off their flocks. Employed by Mr Patten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557490
1 Feb 1863 Shepherd Albinia Downs At same time as Mr Moore. Carried off their flocks. Employed by Mr Patten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557490
12 Feb 1863 Thomas Cameron 4 Mile Creek, Princhester Station Camping at the creek with James MacDonald. A black approached and asked for food. Denied. He attacked both men when asleep with nulla nullas.  MacDonald escaped. Mr Cameron was much beaten and head smashed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557302
23 Mar 1863 William Deacon Kroombit (Crombid) Creek A shepherd employed by Hugh Robinson, JP. Theft. Paralysed with a spear in the chest. Head frightfully battered with nulla nullas. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557490
Mar 1863 Unnamed man 2 Albinia Downs area Mr Hood’s run. Same area as others above. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557490
Mar 1863 Unnamed man Albinia Downs area Mr Hood’s run. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557490
Mar 1863 Unknown man Peak Downs https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557490
Mar 1863 Unknown man 2 Peak Downs https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51557490
May/June? 1863 Mr Chapel Callide or Kroombit Prospector.
May/June? 1863 Unnamed Man Campbell’s Creek, Mooloolah Lying on the road to Brisbane. Speared in back and tomahawked.
13 Sep 1863 JG Riddell Springsure, Nogoa River Minerva Station. An apparent revenge attack. Had been watched for days. Surrounded and speared. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75318373
Sep 1863 Unknown shepherd Springsure Cullin-la-Ringo.  Verified by Mr Wills.
12 Oct 1863 Mr Conn Nogoa Employed by R Triffit of Retreat Creek. Arm broken, head jellied with nulla nulla and throat cut ear to ear.
4 Oct. 1863 George Cuff Toowoomba Found outside of the Royal Hotel, Toowoomba. Last seen at the blacks camp. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75511439
1864? 40 Unnamed Dutchman 2 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 2 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 3 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 4 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 5 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 6 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 7 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 8 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 9 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 10 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 11 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 12 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 13 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 14 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 15 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 16 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 17 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 18 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 19 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 20 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 21 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 22 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 23 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 24 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 25 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 26 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 27 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 28 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 29 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 30 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 31 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 32 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 33 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 34 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 35 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 36 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 37 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 38 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 39 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Unnamed Dutchman 40 Muralug, Thursday Island From a Dutch Man-O-War. Everybody taken and eaten. Jardine and party killed 100 in retribution.
1864? Mr Gibbs Skeleton Creek Hughendon Station. A young man from Sydney. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128271479
1864 G Nicol Bullock Creek From Bowen Downs. Walking to Rockhampton. Revolver with 2 empty chambers.
1864 Mrs Nicol Bullock Creek Bowen Downs. Dead longer than husband. Parts missing. Hole in skull. 1st white woman on Thomson.
1864 Unnamed Chinaman Burnett District Murder reported to police but no investigation taken.
1864 Unnamed man 1 St George St Amies station. Three men. Reported in the papers 6 January 1865. Diary of Charles Webster. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445
1864 Unnamed man 2 St George St Amies station. Three men. Reported in the papers 6 January 1865. Diary of Charles Webster. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445
1864 Unnamed man 3 St George St Amies station. Three men. Reported in the papers 6 January 1865. Diary of Charles Webster. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445
1864 Unnamed man 1 The Suttor Featherstonhaugh’s station. Two men. Reported in the papers 6 January 1865. Diary of Charles Webster. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445
1864 Unnamed man 1 The Suttor Featherstonhaugh’s station. Two men. Reported in the papers 6 January 1865. Diary of Charles Webster. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445
1864 Mr Pigott Frasers Island A timber cutter.
March 1864 William Fraser On the Isaacs A survivor from the Cullin-la-Ringo massacre. He took retribution. He was a marked man. Dawson blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/77434719
March 1864 Robert McCord McKenzie River A shepherd. Clive Station. Young Irishman. In Aust 6 mths. So beaten almost unrecognisable as a human.
March 1864 Unnamed shepherd McKenzie River Within 7 miles of Rockhampton.
March 1864 Shepherd 1 McKenzie River Mr Tolme’s man. 2400 sheep also taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3169080
March 1864 Shepherd 2 McKenzie River Mr Tolme’s man. 2400 sheep also taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3169080
March 1864 Hutkeeper McKenzie River Mr Tolme’s man. 2400 sheep also taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3169080
March 1864 Donald McDonald Myall Downs, Lynd River
March 1864 Yankee Jack Fraser Island From the barque Panama.
March 1864 Unnamed man 1 Fraser Island From the bargue Panama.
March 1864 Unnamed man 2 Fraser Island From the barque Panama.
April 1864 A shepherd McKenzie River Mr Tolme’s man. Making the fourth massacre in the vicinity within a month. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13097280
April 1864 Unnamed man Burton Downs Blacks rushed a drovers camp. Killed one man and stole everything from the camp. The man was buried, but the blacks returned, dug him up, and drove a stake through him to make sure that he was dead. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197292861
June 1864 RW Whyte Fairfax Island Captain of the Schooner Diana. Wrecked on a reef. Crew went ashore. Made shelter with sails. Vanished.
June 1864 Entire crew Fairfax Island   Schooner Diana. Wrecked on reef. Got ashore. Built shelter with “Diana” on wood. Crew went missing.
June 1864 Unnamed Chinaman Burnett district No inquest.
Oct 1864 Unnamed shepherd 1 Upper Burdekin Mr McClelland’s employee. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1263884
Oct 1864 Unnamed shepherd 2 Upper Burdekin Mr McClelland’s employee. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1263884
13 Sep 1864 John Saich Somerset A private in the Marines. Speared when he left the safety of the cleared area, against advice. Got a 4 pronged spear in his arm, and a kangaroo bone tipped spear in the chest. He lived for 6 months in agony, before dying in a  Sydney hospital, on 21 April 1865. Shipwrecks and pearl shells: Somerset Cape York 1864-1877
Nov 1864 Shepherd 1 The Kennedy Victoria Downs, outstation of JM Black’s. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147935251
Nov 1864 Shepherd 2 The Kennedy Victoria Downs, outstation of JM Black’s. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147935251
20 Nov 1864 Llewellyn Meredith Tower Hill, Nth Bully/Cornish Creek. Thompson River. Went to escort his supply wagons past blacks and got murdered. Night attack. Theft. Mr Kellett’s man https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128611699  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66461013
20 Nov 1864 Robert McNeely Tower Hill, Nth Overseer Tower Hill Station. Thompson River. Went to escort supply wagons past blacks and got murdered. Bodies missing but blacks had their clothes and possessions. Mr Kellett’s man. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128611699  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66461013
Dec 1864 Mr Sadlier Hermitage Station. 19 years old. A shepherd. Messrs. Raymond & Featherstonhaugh’s man. Took 300 sheep. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94740426
Dec 1864 Dan Smith Hermitage Station. A shepherd. Messrs. Raymond & Featherstonhaugh’s man. Took the sheep out after Mr Sadlier. Body found on a fire with the head beaten in and partly eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94740426
Dec 1864 Unnamed Shepherd 1 Tower Hill, Nth Mr Kellett’s man. The remains of one of these poor victims was found with the face chopped off, a foot pushed through the mouth, and the countenance drawn upon the leg, so as to resemble a mask. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94740426
Dec 1864 Unnamed Shepherd 2 Tower Hill, Nth Mr Kellett’s man. On neither of the runs where the above murders were committed had the blacks been molested, nor had the police visited them. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94740426
Mar 1864 Miss McClellan Mr Curi’s Station The blacks stuck up the station. Sister to Miss McClellan https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110099230
Mar 1864 Mr McClellan Mr Curi’s Station The blacks stuck up the station. Miss McClellan’s brother https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110099230
Dec 1864 A German Valley of Lagoons, Cardwell Police correspondence
Dec 1864 Unnamed hut keeper Conway Murdered, and roasted over his own fire. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94740426
1865 Unnamed shepherd Lake Elphinstone Messrs Hess’s man. Killed between The Dawson and Lake Elphinstone. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/53001492
1865 Unnamed man Collaroy Station Thomas McLaren’s man. The jubilee of Mackay : 1862-1912 fifty years.
1865 Unnamed man Collaroy Station Thomas McLaren’s man. The jubilee of Mackay : 1862-1912 fifty years.
1865 Mr Beveridge Hughenden. At Skeleton Creek. Camping in tent. Attacked. Fought back. Killed and the camp looted.
1865 Unnamed shepherd Samford At Slater’s Paddock.
1865 Mr Genge Burdekin Downs Station From the company Seaward, Marsh and Genge. Went missing on the station. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_216975/AU4021_Foxs_History_Queensland_3c.pdf
1865 Unknown man The Cape Reported in papers 19 January 1865. 2 more men murdered. Diary of Charles Webster. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445
1865 Unknown man The Cape Reported in papers 19 January 1865. 2 more men murdered. Diary of Charles Webster. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445
1865 Mr Woodgate Rosedale Station. Lower Burdekin Shepherd. Stripped. Limbs attached by bits of skin, eyes gouged out. Throat cut. teeth knocked out and he was pinned to the ground by a stake through his neck. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1266947
Jan? 1865 Unnamed 2 The Burdekin The man was killed under his dray on the road to the Flinders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94740426
15 Jan 1865 Henry Osborne Gibb Flinders Road, the Burdekin https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94740426
Feb 1865 Unnamed man 1 Natal Downs Mr Walls brought the news on 4 February 1865. Three men killed. Diary of Charles Webster. the above murders were committed had the blacks been molested, nor had the police visited them. The https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128271479   
Feb 1865 Unnamed man 2 Natal Downs Mr Walls brought the news on 4 February 1865. Three men killed. Diary of Charles Webster.
Feb 1865 Unnamed man 3 Natal Downs Mr Walls brought the news on 4 February 1865. Three men killed. Diary of Charles Webster.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202581445 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128271479   
Feb 1865 Unnamed shepherd Valley of Lagoons, Cardwell Went a few yards from his hut to wash his clothes. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1268383
13 Mar 1865 Ann Mee Wide Bay Degilbo Station. Shepherd’s wife. Making bread in hut. Jacky came on pretence.  Went away. Returned. Hit her from behind. Knocked her down. Raped and murdered by Jacky, ex trooper. Stabbed 3 times. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147935688
26 Mar 1865 Mr McCarthy Pearl Creek Mr Bennett’s shepherd. Threw his body into a waterhole. Head beaten in with a nulla nulla, and cuts on his neck. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147934555
March 1865 Elderly shepherd Pearl Creek, Rio Station, Dawson River An elderly shepherd employed by Mr Rothery. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64141945
23 May 1865 Lieut. Cecil Fulford Hill Pearl Creek, Rio Station, Dawson River 21 years old.Was investigating the murder of Mr Rothery’s shepherd 8 weeks previously, when he was killed too. 70 miles from Rockhampton. A novice, only 2 months into the job, and he camped close to bushes. 3 troopers also died. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64141945
May 1865 An Englishman Pearl Creek area Murdered in the same neighbourhood as Lieut. Hill https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1273134
1865 Several shepherds 1 The Fanning River area. Several shepherds have been murdered. Mr Black’s property. Could be more than 3. No known. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244471356
1865 Several shepherds 2 The Fanning River area. Several shepherds have been murdered. Mr Black’s property. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244471356
1865 Several shepherds 3 The Fanning River area. Several shepherds have been murdered. Mr Black’s property. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244471356
12 June 1865 John Francis Dowling Warrego Murdered by natives on his brother’s (Vincent James Dowling) farm. Attacked while asleep with a piece of wood from his camp fire. Every bone in his body was broken.  https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-499791554  Page 81.
30 June 1865 John Hay Marlborough Glen Prairie Station. Splitters/Fencers. Tomahawked. Clothes stolen. Tent and provisions stolen. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123150132    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244468444
30 June 1865 John Shacketon Marlborough Glen Prairie Station. Splitters/Fencers. Tomahawked. Clothes stolen. Tent and provisions stolen. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123150132    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244468444
27 Aug 1865 A German hawker Logan River
2 Aug 1865 Unnamed Shepherd Warrego district Burenda Station. Blacks went to hut. Stole items. Killed, mutilated and buried the victim. No known reason for the attack as the blacks were not allowed on the station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18708042
August 1865 Unnamed man Gympie area Killed by 6 Kgut’dhirri. Gutted, prepared and cooked and eaten.
Oct 1865 Unnamed shepherd Yas Yas Creek Mrs Dolman’s shepherd. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18698601
Oct 1865 Several shepherds Port Curtis, Broadsound, and north of the Fitzroy River. Dastardly murdered Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896  
Oct 1865 Unnamed Shepherd The Neve https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18698601
Nov 1865 Unnamed stockman Buckenby Station A Scot. Mr Conn’s man. Was riding with a friendly black. 1/4 mile on the black flung his arms around him and held him, while other blacks emerged and killed him with nulla nullas. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123148851
Nov 1865 A Jewish pedler Dee Scrub Near Rockhampton https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123601790
Dec 1865 A Scot Warrego Mr Conn’s man. Buchenby Station https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/188136130
1866 Unknown Avon Downs Letter from David Seymour, the Commissioner of Police, dated April 30, 1866. Mr Chalmers of Avon Downs on whose run several murders have been committed by the blacks. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1866 Unknown Avon Downs Letter from David Seymour, the Commissioner of Police, dated April 30, 1866. Mr Chalmers of Avon Downs on whose run several murders have been committed by the blacks. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1866? man 1 Canobie station 4 attacked while sleeping. One left for dead, but recovered and a third seriously wounded.  Camped on the river, within sight of the station. (reminiscences of WLD)   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/21648009
1866 Unnamed boy (son) Vine Creek Station A boy shepherd. Went missing. His father went to look for him. He went missing. A party led by Mr Featherstonhaugh went looking for both, and found the blacks burning both bodies. One black was shot. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25506058
1866 Unnamed man (father) Vine Creek Station A boy went missing. His father went to look for him. He went missing too. A party led by Mr Featherstonhaugh went looking for both, and found the blacks burning both bodies. One black was shot. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25506058
1866 Unnamed shepherd Suttor River Mr Muirhead’s man.
1866 Unnamed German Thompson River, Mitchell Murdered beside a lagoon on Rule and Lacey’s run.
1866 Mr Trevethan Belyando River, Port Denison Brother of AH Trevethan who was also killed by the blacks 14 years earlier. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187803152
Feb 1866 Unnamed Shepherd Wallum Station St George’s Bridge. Went missing. Arthur Lewis’ man. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Feb 1866 William Stevens Mooloolah Worked for the Botanical Gardens. Sent to get Bunya nuts. Followed by blacks and attacked from behind as he made a damper.Murdered by Captain Piper, alias Prince Alfred. Tomahawked, mutilated, and thrown into waterhole. Almost decapitated, leg cut off. Theft was the motive. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19779223
Unknown Unknown Port Denison Referring to the burial of the 2 unnamed bushmen, Feb 1866. “The graves, where the bodies were buried by Mr Stenhouse,  were also close at hand” https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1264255
Feb 1866 Mr Farquharson North Creek station, Nebo A shepherd for Messrs Moss Brothers at Ingsden. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20306884
Feb 1866 unnamed bushman 1 Port Denison Within 10 miles of Inkermann Station. In the Kennedy district. Heads smashed in with a rock. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/207607473  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1264255
Feb 1866 unnamed bushman 2 Port Denison Within 10 miles of Inkermann Station. In the Kennedy district. Heads smashed in with a rock. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/207607473  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1264255
Mar 1866 Unnamed Shepherd Cheeseborough. Peak Downs district Woolfang Station. Speared. Body stripped of clothing. 600 sheep missing. Innocent. Retaliation for native shot elsewhere. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110102500   
Mar 1866 Charles Coehr Avon Downs Innocent. Retaliation for native shot elsewhere. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110102500   
4 Mar 1866 Unnamed Shepherd 1 Clermont On Cotherstone Run. Found by Mr Walker. Mutilated. Payback https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72358406
4 Mar 1866 Unnamed Shepherd 2 Clermont On Cotherstone Run. Found by Mr Walker. Mutilated. Payback https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72358406
April 1866 Julius Kitchel McKenzie River Mr Bode’s Tryphena Vale. Head hacked off, hands chopped to bits. Body mutilated. In lagoon. Theft. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214406631
20 May 1866 William Bayles Brighton Downs, Rockhampton Stockman. Smoking his pipe near a waterhole. Tomahawked by Jimmy and Billy. Cooked and eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122822969
31 June 1866 Unnamed Shepherd Clermont May Downs. Arthur MacKenzie’s run. 30 sheep killed and a whole flock driven off.
June 1866 Unnamed shepherd Suttor River Mr Black’s man. At Eaglefield Station. Man fired shot over heads. Revenge.
June 1866 Unnamed Shepherd May Downs Killed on an outstation and 2000 sheep taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1269599
June 1866 Mr Couzins AKA Frenchie Aramac Creek A German. Beaten to death, mutilated,  and thrown into a lagoon. Horses went missing. Employer Commissioner Dr Boyd https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147938588  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123335642
July 1866 James Kelly Natal Downs Station. Shepherd. It turned out that James Kelly was a wealthy man. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5771045
2 July 1866 Mr Kennedy Natal Downs Station A shepherd. The owner very kindly to the blacks.  
14 July 1866 Chinaman Leichardt Downs William Wilson’s man. Blacks carried off about 22% of the flock. 150 sheep. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147938766
28 Sep 1866 Henry Clark Belyando River, Port Denison Droving. Mistake Creek. Speared and tomahawked. Intended killing his brother too, but were foiled. Treachery. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75515372
Sep? 1866 Mr Mohr Roper’s Creek Rockhampton Natives found with his money and cheques total £200. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20309816 2 Oct ?
1 Oct 1866 William Bartley Elgin Downs, Belyando. Messrs Sinclair & Muirheads run. 40 yrs old. Naked, shockingly mutilated, and his clothes stolen. Large numbers of sheep were killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75515434
Oct 1866 A Chinese Shepherd Colaroy Station Speared sheep and set fire to yards. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214409002
Dec 1866 A Chinese Shepherd Cotherstone, Clermont Mr Thorne’s man. His flock of sheep were driven away into the Broadsound Ranges, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75516024
Dec 1866 Unnamed Man Waverley, Mackay From the Mackay Mercury https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123331644
Dec 1866 Unnamed man 1 Collary, on the Connor River Formerly Mr Connor’s. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75516024
Dec 1866 Unnamed man 2 Collary, on the Connor River Formerly Mr Connor’s. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75516024
3 Dec 1866 Unnamed man Burton Downs, near Mackay Smashed skull. Took his clothes. Took 200 sheep, only took their fat. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123331644
Unknown Unnamed man 1 Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station A dangerous place. Blacks didn’t like others there. 8 or 9 whites killed before 1867? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Unknown Unnamed man 2 Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station A dangerous place. Blacks didn’t like others there. 8 or 9 whites killed before 1867? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Unknown Unnamed man 3 Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station A dangerous place. Blacks didn’t like others there. 8 or 9 whites killed before 1867? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Unknown Unnamed man 4 Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station A dangerous place. Blacks didn’t like others there. 8 or 9 whites killed before 1867? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Unknown Unnamed man 5 Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station A dangerous place. Blacks didn’t like others there. 8 or 9 whites killed before 1867? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Unknown Unnamed man 6 Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station A dangerous place. Blacks didn’t like others there. 8 or 9 whites killed before 1867? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Unknown Unnamed man 7 Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station A dangerous place. Blacks didn’t like others there. 8 or 9 whites killed before 1867? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
1867? Unnamed man Jacky’s Lagoon, Leichhardt Station Camped with 2 others for safety. En route to Cloncurry goldfields. His horse bolted and left him stranded. He followed it for about 4 miles, before being surrounded and killed by the blacks. An old gin told the tale. She also had his watch. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Pre 1867 Mr Wilson The mailman. Buried where he was murdered. His bones were almost washed away from flooding in 1867, but were found by Messrs E Sonneborn and Goodwin, of Ban Ban station, who placed stones on the burial site to try to retain it. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148329275
1867 Mr McDuff Mt Stuart Ranges, Townsville 2 married men went missing. Their clothes were worn by blacks. Skeletons found 5 years later about 12 miles from Townsville. Fractured skulls. Gear found in the vicinity. r Reid found the remains. Was going to bury them decently and put a little fence around the site. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/188988520/21700626
1867 Mr Ross Mt Stuart Ranges, Townsville 2 married men went missing. Their clothes were worn by blacks. Skeletons found 5 years later about 12 miles from Townsville. Fractured skulls. Gear found in the vicinity. r Reid found the remains. Was going to bury them decently and put a little fence around the site. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/188988520/21700626
Jan 1867 Chief Officer Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Curlew. The crew killed, the boat was plundered and burnt. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166802815  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8845715
Jan 1867 White crewman 2 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Curlew. The crew killed, the boat was plundered and burnt. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166802815  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8845715
Jan 1867 White crewman 3 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Curlew. The crew killed, the boat was plundered and burnt. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166802815  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8845715
Jan 1867 White crewman 4 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Curlew. The crew killed, the boat was plundered and burnt. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166802815  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8845715
Jan 1867 White crewman 5 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Curlew. The crew killed, the boat was plundered and burnt. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166802815  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8845715
Jan 1867 White crewman 6 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Curlew. The crew killed, the boat was plundered and burnt. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166802815  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8845715
Jan 1867 crewman Hinchinbrook Island A small cutter from FIJI. The crew were murdered and the boat set adrift. About the same time as the “Curlew” incident. The number of crew is unknown. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212784369
Jan 1867 crewman Hinchinbrook Island A small cutter from FIJI. The crew were murdered and the boat set adrift. About the same time as the “Curlew” incident. The number of crew is unknown. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212784369
Jan 1867 crewman Hinchinbrook Island A small cutter from FIJI. The crew were murdered and the boat set adrift. About the same time as the “Curlew” incident. The number of crew is unknown. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212784369
Jan 1867 A Chinese Shepherd Cotherstone, Clermont Mr Thorne’s man. His flock of sheep were driven away. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212782572
Jan 1867 Unnamed man 1 Collaroy, on the Connor River https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212782572
Jan 1867 Unnamed man 2 Collaroy, on the Connor River https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212782572
Jan 1867 Unnamed man Burton Downs Another man killed at Burton Downs. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212782572
Mar 1867 Jimmy. A Chinese man Burketown At the Gilbert cattle station. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
April 1867 Unnamed Shepherd Rawley’s Station, Roma They dragged him into the bush and buried him; where the struggle occurred his brains were found laying about. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63513448
28 May 1867 Joseph E Peate 26 miles from Bowen Mr Yeates coast station. Speared and waddied. Body stripped, 34 rams taken, and hut plundered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1285504/55705
21 June 1867 Mr Stone Blair Athol At Glenmore sheep station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51574706
June 1867 Mr Reader Sandy Creek Range Killed by Neddy and Yarra. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60830525
July 1867 The Mate Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Melanie. The entire crew was killed. The mate was shot. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51573860    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169703008
July 1867 One white man Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Melanie. The entire crew was killed. Tomahawked. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51573860    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169703008
July 1867 South Sea Islander 1 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Melanie. The entire crew was killed. Tomahawked. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51573860    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169703008
July 1867 South Sea Islander 2 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Melanie. The entire crew was killed. Tomahawked. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51573860    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169703008
July 1867 South Sea Islander 3 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Melanie. The entire crew was killed. Tomahawked. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51573860    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169703008
July 1867 South Sea Islander 4 Hinchinbrook Island From the boat Melanie. The entire crew was killed. Tomahawked. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51573860    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169703008
July 1867 All of the white men Caulpaulin Station, River Darling On Donald McCrea’s cattle station. Murdered for the rations sent out there from Mount Murchison. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/39178183 I don’t think this happened. Reported in several papers, but suspect.
3 Nov 1867 Mr Grina Bungaban Station 17 miles from Taroom. German. Waddied, body thrown in waterhole for refusing to give food and tobacco. Big Johnny was arrested. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13154425
20 Nov 1867 William Noll Retreat Creek, near Springsure A shepherd for Messrs Coghill and Burns. Had been hit with a nulla nulla. Theft. His clothes also removed and taken. 90 sheep also taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51570026/5013541
1868 Unknown The Punchbowl Between Burketown and Purbrooke Station. Mr Pearce found the freshly killed, still warm, body of a young white man. About 30 years old. Naked and horribly mutilated. Speared and hit with a nulla nulla. The police buried the body. Unknown. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Feb 1868 Mr Fanning The Barcoo area, Coopers Creek His horse broke away leaving him unarmed and on foot. Murdered. Much disfigured. Kind and generous to natives. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/176999680
2 feb 1868 Charles Frazer Typhena Station, Dawson Bullock drivers https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20317395
2 feb 1868 Unknown man Typhena Station, Dawson Bullock drivers https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20317395
1868 Unknown man Jacky’s Lagoon With a young Aboriginal man. Looking for stolen sheep. Attacked and both were murdered as they boiled their billy. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
1868 Unnamed man 1 Cape Granville From the wrecked cutter Eliza, from Maryborough.
1868 Unnamed man 2 Cape Granville From the wrecked cutter Eliza, from Maryborough.
1868 Unnamed Man Campbell’s Creek, Mooloolah Lying on the road to Brisbane. Speared in back and tomahawked.
1868 “Several shepherds” Natal Downs Mr Chatfield’s men. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1327967
Jan 1868 Mr Todd Fossil Brook Overseer for Messrs Faith and Atkinson, of Mount Surprise Station. Attacked while eating dinner. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166803329
12 Mar 1868 Mr W Cannon The Norman Liddle and Hetzer’s station. Murdered. “And a number of Chinese” https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5831218
Mar 1868 one man Burketown Letter from W.D.Uhr of Burketown dated March 14, 1868. The Blacks are very troublesome to the squatters they have killed one man and speared three more Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
20 Mar 1868 William Manson The Norman Found in a waterhole. Frightfully mutilated and cut about. His compass found. Drover. William’s wife was the first white woman in Normanton. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5831218
20 Mar 1868 A Chinaman The Norman With William manson. Found in a waterhole. Frightfully mutilated and cut about. His revolver found. Drover. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5831218
20 Mar 1868 A Chinaman 2 The Norman Drover. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8853082
20 Mar 1868 A party of Chinese The Norman Drover. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66463709 Could be more Chinese
April 1868 Mr Hands Bowen At Mr Palmer’s station “Cloncurry”. 2 of his 3 mates severely wounded. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20318739
April 1868 Recent murders Cleveland Bay Letter from Brodie Brothers at Urilla, Cleveland Bay dated April 18, 1868. Recent robberies, murders and spearing.\ Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
April 1868 Mr Heitzer Saxby River, near Gilbert A shepherd on Little’s station. Killed after dark. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1320686
26 May 1868 Mr Gork Mt Brisbane Employed by Messrs Bigge. A Chinaman. Tomahawked on head.
July 1868 Mr Lawie Strathbogie Station, Kennedy district A shepherd. Speared through and head cut open. 6 miles from Conway Station. J Hall Scott Employer. A Polynesian man. Attacked in his hut after dinner by 15 blacks. Couldn’t escape, so just sat down. Was speared and waddied. Died next day at the head station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187998948  
July 1868 A boy (Killkill) Strathbogie Station, Kennedy district 12 years old. Speared in thigh, arm almost cut off, and gash behind ear. Near Conway Station. J Hall Scott Employer. A Polynesian boy. Attacked in his hut after dinner by 15 blacks. Died in his fellow workers’ arms. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187998948  
Aug 1868 Polynesian labourer Port Denison   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187998948  
17 Dec 1868 John T Collins North Creek station, Nebo. Owner. Station deserted afterwards and stock lost. The back of his head was split open. Collins trusted the Aborigines and encouraged them to come onto his property. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75459032 (James?)
Aug 1868 Polynesian labourer Port Denison https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187998948
Aug 1868 Polynesian labourer 2 Port Denison https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187998948
Jan 1869 Unknown man Diamond Hut A stranger to the area. Came from Maryborough. Had been seen at the Springs Rush. His body was found. Hands missing https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148013194/17454775   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123354649
29 Jan 1869 Unnamed shepherd Lake Elphinstone His flock of sheep taken. 200 recovered but most crippled by the blacks. Alexander Ewan’s run. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60831742
Mar 1869 Chinese man Lake Elphinstone Mr Ewan’s shepherd. Drove the flock of sheep into the bush. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148015582
Mar 1869 Mrs Mathide Friday Island Held captive by the Kaurenga / Muralug. Killed her rather than hand her over to rescue mission. From an 8 ton cutter. Buried at the top of a hill at Port Lihau. The Savage Frontier. Rodney Liddell Mahids?
Mar 1869 Master Mathide Friday Island 12 years old. Speared by the Kaurenga / Muralug. The Savage Frontier. Rodney Liddell
Mar 1869 Unknown person 1 Prince of Wales Island The Police Magistrate at Somerset sent news via a telegraphic despatch to the Secretary of the Harbour Department that he had buried the remains of no fewer than 28 persons, from the boat Sperwer, and from another boat wrecked one month earlier. The bodies were hanging in trees and were horribly mutilated. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5833058   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111159646
Mar 1869 Unknown person 2 Prince of Wales Island The Police Magistrate at Somerset sent news via a telegraphic despatch to the Secretary of the Harbour Department that he had buried the remains of no fewer than 28 persons, from the boat Sperwer, and from another boat wrecked one month earlier. The bodies were hanging in trees and were horribly mutilated. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5833058   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111159646
Mar 1869 Unknown person 3 Prince of Wales Island The Police Magistrate at Somerset sent news via a telegraphic despatch to the Secretary of the Harbour Department that he had buried the remains of no fewer than 28 persons, from the boat Sperwer, and from another boat wrecked one month earlier. The bodies were hanging in trees and were horribly mutilated. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5833058   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111159646
14 April 1869 John Gascoigne Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. The Captain   A kind and fair man. His head and arms missing – believed to have been eaten. The headless bodies were hanging and trees and horribly mutilated. 28 people murdered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353 AKA the Asparaway
14 April 1869 Crewman 1 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. White seaman. His head and arms missing – believed to have been eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 2 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. The Malay Cook. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman  3 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 4 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 5 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 6 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 7 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 8 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 9 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 10 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 11 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 12 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 13 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 14 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 15 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 16 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 17 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 18 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 19 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 20 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13196353
14 April 1869 Crewman 21 Prince of Wales Island From the boat Sperwer. Malay seaman. https://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/cultural-awareness-heritage-arts/community-histories/community-histories-s-t/community-histories-thursday-island
Oct 1869 Unknown seaman 1 Cape Grenville A ship’s longboat found onshore. Natives said they murdered the two men. Reported by Police Magistrate, Somerset. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5820975
Oct 1869 Unknown seaman 2 Cape Grenville A ship’s longboat found onshore. Natives said they murdered the two men. Reported by Police Magistrate, Somerset. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5820975
Oct 1869 Unnamed man MacKay Employed at Fort Cooper South Station. Travelling alone. Attacked at the Funnell Creek Crossing. Waddied. His dog’s howling attracted help, but too late. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123614815
Nov 1869 “All of the men” Elgin Downs Station,Clermont JB King in charge. Probably only 4 people there. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123615036
Nov 1869 “All of the men” Elgin Downs Station,Clermont JB King in charge. Probably only 4 people there. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123615036
Nov 1869 “All of the men” Elgin Downs Station,Clermont JB King in charge. Probably only 4 people there. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123615036
Nov 1869 “All of the men” Elgin Downs Station,Clermont JB King in charge. Probably only 4 people there. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123615036
Nov 1869 Trooper 1 Avon Downs Station 90 miles from Clermont, towards Port Mackay. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189960875
Nov 1869 Trooper 2 Avon Downs Station 90 miles from Clermont, towards Port Mackay. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189960875
April 1870 Unnamed man Illalong Near Lake Elphinstone. Mr Ewan’s man. A considerable number of sheep were destroyed. The Police refused to attend. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51578369/5014980
1870? Chinese cook Yacamunda Station John and William Bell’s man. Between Charters Towers and Bowen. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_216975/AU4021_Foxs_History_Queensland_3c.pd
1870 Unnamed man Valley of Lagoons, Cardwell Body found in the bush. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148018823
May 1870 Unnamed shepherd Cleveland Bay Glendhu outstation. Blacks raided hut, victim lit gunpowder to scare them, enraged and killed him. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148019725.
6 Aug 1870 Unnamed Kanaka The Flinders Mr Bett’s man, of Fairlight Station. Attacked two men, committed a murderous assault on one, who was speared in several places and the other was beaten with a nulla nulla and left for dead. He survived https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1327686
5 Nov 1870 Samuel Probert The Springs, Clermont AKA “Greenhide Sam” A digger. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189961878
Nov 1870 A white man Haughton River Other murders of a similar character are suspected. Two women held up, but rescued. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189961853
Dec 1870 Mr Luckeye Townsville at Waterview, Mr Allingham’s station. A Kanaka. The man was mutilated, and then eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189961928
Dec 1870 Unidentified man Ravenswood Found 17 miles from town. Brutally murdered, and much mutilated. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189961928
1870’s Mr Maconachie Diamantina River Beaten to death. Mutiated. Head in camp oven. Gin gave warning. She was killed and mutilated too.
1871 Edward Huey (Capt) Beamesbrook Station, Burketown On leave from India. Visiting his sister. Speared to death. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/edkins-edward-rowland-rofley-3468
1871 Unnamed Station Hand Beamesbrook Station, Burketown Killed at the same time as Captain Huey https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-488246132
1871 Unnamed Station Hand Beamesbrook Station, Burketown Killed at the same time as Captain Huey https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-488246132
Jan 1871 Unnamed man Avon downs A south sea islander. Left the station and was killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123761900
5 Jan 1871 Hut keeper Lower Thompson, near Blackall Murdered at Forrester’s Camp. Andrew McKenzie was speared in a vital part but escaped because he had a revolver. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1297199
Mar 1871 Andrew McKenzie Lower Thompson, near Blackall Died from the wounds. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/211525996
23 Mar 1871 Unnamed man The Norman A young man, a cook on the schooner Countess of Belmore. Went missing. His frightfully mutilated body was found in a waterhole. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/164372819
1868 – 1871 Unnamed man 1 Jacky’s Lagoon The fourth murder in this exact spot during the last 3 years, besides several attacks and several other murders in the area. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27266039
1868 – 1871 Unnamed man 2 Jacky’s Lagoon The fourth murder in this exact spot during the last 3 years, besides several attacks and several other murders in the area.   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27266039
1868 – 1871 Unnamed man 3 Jacky’s Lagoon The fourth murder in this exact spot during the last 3 years, besides several attacks and several other murders in the area.   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27266039
Mar 1871 Mr Dan (No 4) Jacky’s Lagoon Barbarously murdered as he salted meat in camp. Natives crept up and tomahawked him from behind. Cut him open and took his fat. They also split the large toe of one foot. His mate, Luke Russel, was surrounded by them and shot at with Dan’s stolen rifle. The men were herding cattle with Mr Carolan, for the Leichhardt Company. The fourth murder in this exact spot during the last 3 years, besides several attacks and several  other murders in the area. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189260533
Apr 1871 Unnamed sailor Normanton From Hardie and Nelson’s vessel. Went missing. Found 4 days later with spear through brain.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/87969383
31 May 1871 John Corbett Gilberton Murdered at Cave Creek, Cobbold Gorge. A carrier and Hawker. Speared as he rode his horse. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8871442   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51582580
16 June 1871 George Augustus Longfield Strathalbyn Near Bowen. Station manager. Cruelly murdered. Mutilated  Good kind man to the blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18755512
16 June 1871 George Stanley Lampton Strathalbyn A stockman. Near Bowen. Cruelly murdered. Mutilated. Good to the blacks. Maybe not…. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60874633    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/224363393
June 1871 Unnamed stockman Richmond Downs Station Flinders district. Mr Hayes property.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60874633 Another white man has been murdered here.
July 1871 Unnamed man 1 Bowen Downs district Belyando blacks becoming a real problem. Working with Mr McGlashan. Sent 2 miles to head station. Went missing. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51582719
July 1871 Unnamed man 2 Bowen Downs district Killed and body hidden under a log. The mailman directed him to Mr McGlashans and warned him of the blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51582719
July 1871 Unnamed man 3 Bowen Downs district Travelling on road. Seen by Mr Rule. The postman saw his tracks. Went missing. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51582719
3 Aug 1871 Master Shurey Oxley Creek Son of Mr F Shurey. 11 years old. Captured by a  group of Aborigines described as “outlaws from all the neighbouring tribes” and who lived at “The Reedy Wall”, a range.  Lake Station was on the border of this area Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Aug 1871 Herbert C Davis Bowen Downs Travelling Jericho to Clermont. Horses found. Same time as Mackay and Chinaman. Body burnt. Native boy also killed. ”Alligator” was the murderer.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51583907
Aug 1871 Chinaman 1 Thompson Country Missing same time as Mr Mackay. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51583884
Aug 1871 Chinaman 2 Thompson Country Missing same time as Mr Mackay. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51583884
Aug 1871 Charles D Mackay Bowen Downs, Blackall Thompson country. Frightfully mutilated and disembowelled. A young man. Horse found first. Refused to carry a firearm as he believed the blacks to be harmless. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75467141  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51583884
Sep 1871 Archibald McLeod Cloncurry Stockman, from MacIntyre’s station, Danganally. Ned, a civilized black was also murdered, but Saxby escaped. Treachery. Shot by native workers Charley and Billy. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27268031
Sep 1871 Chinese man 1 Fairlight Station On a tributary of the Flinders. Stripped them and stole everything. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27268031
Sep 1871 Chineseman 2 Fairlight Station On a tributary of the Flinders. Stripped them and stole everything. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27268031
Oct? 1871 Unnamed Shepherd 1 Jericho outstation Mr Pearce’s man. Frightened of the natives. His flock was wandering by the road. A search was made and his dog led his employers to the body. Terribly battered about. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Oct? 1871 Unnamed Shepherd 2 Jericho outstation Killed at about the same time as the above shepherd. Mr Pearce’s man. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54033618
Oct 1871 Chinese man Rockhampton A shepherd, at Bowen Downs Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Nov 1871 Unknown man Gilberton Body found by the Norman mailman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1336028
Nov 1871 Unknown man The Gilbert Body found about 80 miles the Cleveland Bay side of the Norman. The body was completely stripped when found, and the head much chopped with tomahawks. The body has not been identified. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129970539
1872 Chinese man 1 Gilbert River
1872 Chinese man 2 Gilbert River
1872 Unnamed stockman Aramac Creek Man, gin and ex trooper with lambing sheep. Argument. Black knocked him down and almost decapitated him
7 Jan 1872 Unnamed Mt Dryander In the employ of Mr Bradley. Killed in sleep. Loaded revolver not fired. Body cut up into pieces.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51787098
12 Jan 1872 Charles Clements Gould Island Speared while pulling in fishing net. Boat stolen, and horribly mutilated. Cardwell. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197448122  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18761032
12 Jan 1872 Henry (Harry) Smith Gould Island Speared while pulling in fishing net. Boat stolen and horribly mutilated. Cardwell. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197448122     https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18761032
Feb 1872 Thomas Stratman Gladys Inlet, Johnstone R. Captain. Brig Maria. Eaten. Bones found in fire. Tam-O-Shanter Point.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162664817
Feb 1872 Walter Davis Gladys Inlet, Johnstone R. Brig Maria. Eaten. Bones found in fire
Feb 1872 Robert Solomon Gladys Inlet, Johnstone R. Brig Maria. Eaten. Bones found in fire. The New Guinea expedition.
Feb 1872 Owen Williams Gladys Inlet, Johnstone R. Brig Maria. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/170155909   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162664817
Feb 1872 Unknown 5th person Gladys Inlet, Johnstone R. Brig Maria. Body not found https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 6th person Cardwell Brig Maria. Body found about 25 mile from Cardwell.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 7th person Cardwell Brig Maria. Body found about 25 mile from Cardwell.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 8th person Cardwell Brig Maria. Body found about 25 mile from Cardwell. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 9th person Cardwell Brig Maria. Body found about 25 mile from Cardwell. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 10th person Shoal Rivulet Brig Maria. Beaten to death. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 11th person Shoal Rivulet Brig Maria. Had been killed while trying to escape.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 12th person Shoal Rivulet Brig Maria. Skeleton, but head smashed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 13th person Shoal Rivulet Brig Maria. Terribly mutilated. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Feb 1872 Unknown 14th person Cardwell Brig Maria. Body found 90 miles north of Cardwell. Head had been bashed in. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70284842
Early Feb 1872 William Andrews Lake Learmonth, Fitzroy River A shepherd. A sober, respectable man. Broken arm and fractured skull. Duck hunting. Lured ashore and killed by 4 man. Peter, Willie, Fowler, and Bligh.  No real reason for the killing. White fellow frightened black fellow (with shooting the gun at the ducks presumably), and the black fellows got angry. Decided to kill him. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51787463/5020029
Mar 1872 Fred Foster Bribie Island Fishing, killed for boat. Stolen. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1310167
24 April 1872 Richard Griffith Welford Welford Downs A Barrister turned squatter. Axed from behind while sawing a tree.  Body found in waterhole. Treachery. Kind https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129819078 8 people killed in the district in the last 16 months. On the lower barcoo.
24 April 1872 Henry Hall Welford Downs Stockman. Speared as he ran for his gun.With Mr Welford. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129819078
Early 1870’s Mr Maloney Wombinderry Station Shepherds Mr Silletor and Maloney. Friendly with natives. Waddied and speared while fishing. Broke his arms and legs and threw his body into a waterhole. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129819078
Late June 1872 1st man Cloncurry https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/61879284
Late June 1872 2nd man Cloncurry https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/61879284
Late June 1872 Unnamed man Ball’s, Station, MacKay Walking from Clareview to Mackay. Got lost. Killed for his clothes. Unidentified. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/61879284
Late June 1872 Unnamed man Kelvin Grove Station, MacKay Foot traveller. Killed by 2 blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/61879284
July 1872 Ah Chit Stanage Bay, Thirsty Sound ? Beche-de-mer fisherman. Left on beach with weapons, killed and possessions stolen. No body.
Aug 1872 Daniel Ryan Middle Camp, Gilberton A prospector. Murdered in his camp. Probably for his possessions. Limbs cut off.
31 Sep 1872 Unnamed man Cloncurry Cloncurry Copper Mines. Another man badly speared.
12 Nov 1872 Unnamed Chinese man Gilbert River Attacked while mining. Plus 1 seriously wounded.
12 Nov 1872/73? Chinese man 1 Gilbert River  ..second lot… Attacked while mining. 2 bodies found, 2 bodies missing. Believed to be used for cannibal feast.
12 Nov 1872/73? Chinese man 2 Gilbert River  ..second lot… Attacked while mining. 2 bodies found, 2 bodies missing. Believed to be used for cannibal feast. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1332971
12 Nov 1872/73? Chinese man 3 Gilbert River  ..second lot… Attacked while mining. 2 bodies found, 2 bodies missing. Believed to be used for cannibal feast.
12 Nov 1872/73? Chinese man 4 Gilbert River  ..second lot… Attacked while mining. 2 bodies found, 2 bodies missing. Believed to be used for cannibal feast.
Nov 1872 several people Georgetown, Etheridge River Several murders have been committed by the blacks over the last few days. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148331093
1873 Mr Maxwell Skull Creek Station Manager. They robbed the store.
Feb? 1873 Station Manager Dowlings Creek, Warrego Felling a tree. Blacks snuck up and killed them. Pillaged the  huts. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/77123893
Feb? 1873 Stockman Dowlings Creek, Warrego Felling a tree. Blacks snuck up and killed them. Pillaged the  huts. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/77123893
12 April 1873 William Rose Green Island Beche-de-mer fisherman. Tomahawked by Palm Island workers.of the Cutter “Goodwill”. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1315720
12 April 1873 William Unknown (not Rose) Green Island Beche-de-mer fisherman. Tomahawked by Palm Island workers. Of the Cutter “Goodwill”. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/54650978   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1315720
11 July 1873 James Mercer Green Island Killed by own workers because they were refused bread. Part owner of the “Florence Agnes”?  On the “Margaret Jane” https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1325680
11 July 1873 John Finlay Green Island Beche-de-mer fisherman. Killed by own crew because they were refused bread. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1325680
11 July 1873 Charles Reeves Green Island Killed by fellow workers because they were refused bread. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1325680
11 July 1873 Towie / Scotty? Green Island A Kanaka. Killed by workers because they were refused bread. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1325680
July 1873 Unnamed stockman Wilangie Employer W Christian. Yarding cattle when attacked.
17 Aug 1873 Henry (Harry) Williams George Town Of the Caledonia crushing machine. 2 others seriously wounded. James Rolls & John Kenley. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1324989
17 Aug 1873 Samuel Blake George Town “Sam the blacksmith”. Treachery. Blacks appeared friendly, turned nasty. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1324989
Aug 1873 Unnamed white 1 Gilberton 4 businessman attacked. 2 killed, 2 survived.
Aug 1873 Unnamed white 2 Gilberton 4 businessman attacked. 2 killed, 2 survived.
Aug ? 1873 Chinese 1 George Town These murders happened just before those of Ah Pow and Sam Cloy. Same newspaper report. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18779585
Aug ? 1873 Chinese 2 George Town These murders happened just before those of Ah Pow and Sam Cloy. Same newspaper report. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18779585
13 Nov 1873 Ah Pow Millchester A vegie grower. Went missing between Millchester and Seventy-Mile. Body found in the bush 10 miles from Milchester. Speared, tomahawked on the back and neck, and knee capped. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18779585
13 Nov 1873 Sam Cloy Millchester With Ah Pow. His body went missing. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18779585
22 Nov 1873 Chinese 1 Gilberton Body went missing. 2 dead, two wounded, two others missing. Supposed to have been taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189988318
22 Nov 1873 Chinese 2 Gilberton Body went missing. 2 dead, two wounded, two others missing. Supposed to have been taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189988318
22 Nov 1873 Chinese 3 Gilberton Body went missing. 2 dead, two wounded, two others missing. Supposed to have been taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189988318
22 Nov 1873 Chinese 4 Gilberton 2 dead, two wounded, three missing. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189988318
22 Nov 1873 Chinese 5 Gilberton 2 dead, two wounded, three missing. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189988318
22 Nov? 1873  Unnamed whiteman 1 Gilbert River Natives attacked the town. People barricaded in houses. Some set alight. Police arrived. Town abandoned
22 Nov? 1873  Unnamed whiteman 2 Gilbert River Natives attacked the town. People barricaded in houses. Some set alight. Police arrived. Town abandoned
Nov 1873 James Atkins Somerset A pearlers camp 8 miles from Somerset was attacked. Atkins brutally murdered. The magistrate wrote lately the natives have been commiting murders and depredations. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Pre 1874 Chinese man 1 The Palmer Party of 30 Chinese. 5 killed. The boss man taken and eaten. Remains found next day. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
Pre 1874 Chinese man 2 The Palmer Party of 30 Chinese. 5 killed. The boss man taken and eaten. Remains found next day. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
Pre 1874 Chinese man 3 The Palmer Party of 30 Chinese. 5 killed. The boss man taken and eaten. Remains found next day. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
Pre 1874 Chinese man 4 The Palmer Party of 30 Chinese. 5 killed. The boss man taken and eaten. Remains found next day. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
Pre 1874 1 man Palmer goldfields Captured. Tied with vines. Arm and leg bones crushed with rocks to immobilise. Cooked and eaten. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
Pre 1874 second man Palmer goldfields Captured. Tied up. Iimmobilised. Saw mate cooked and eaten. Then his turn. Reported by a native girl. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
Pre 1874 Chinese man 5 The Palmer Party of 30 Chinese. 5 killed. The boss man taken and eaten. Remains found next day. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
1874? prospector 1 Battle Camp 2 prospectors speared and killed on the approach to the range. Same area as the Straus’ were killed
1874? prospector 2 Battle Camp 2 prospectors speared and killed on the approach to the range. Same area as the Straus’ were killed
1874 Richard Dickman Tambaroora, Cardwell A Miner from Tambaroora. His body was found 30 miles from Cardwell, at the foot of Mt Thomas. His case had been ransacked. His body was found 7 Feb. Presumed to have been killed by a local Aborigine. A police enquiry was held. A miner. Reading a letter on a rock overlooking the sea. Tomahawked. Hands and Feet taken. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1874 Unnamed Chinese Vine Creek Killed at the Towers, 3 of the blacks the same as killed William Holland. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130760206
1874 Unnamed Vine Creek Victim 2  The blacks the same as killed Wm Holland. This is the fourth murder by the same ‘blacks within the last six or eight months. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130760206
1874 Unnamed man Vine Creek Victim 3.  The blacks the same as killed Wm Holland. This is the fourth murder by the same ‘blacks within the last six or eight months. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130760206
1874 A settler Herbert River Telegram from Sub-Inspector Johnstone. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1874 Cornelius Hurford The Palmer Six prospectors attacked. Cornelius speared through the heart. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115478229
1 Jan 1874 John Stacey Cunnamulla A young lad. On the way to the New Year’s Day races. Tomahawked by Delalah Jemmy. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/215607300
March 1874 Unnamed man George Town The men speared by the blacks are recovering, except one, who died from the effects ofí his wounds. Howard St George’s official telegram. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51795892   Howard St George’s official telegram.
March 1874 Unnamed man 1 George Town The blacks are very bad on the road. It is highly dangerous for men, especially on foot, to travel this country, except armed with carbines or a gun, and in parties of at least six.Two men have been killed and three wounded by them. One man lost his right eye by a spear wound. The wounded men arrived destitute, and are now at my camp, having their wounds attended to and wants supplied. Howard St George’s official telegram. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51795892   Howard St George’s official telegram.
March 1874 Unnamed man 2 George Town The blacks are very bad on the road. It is highly dangerous for men, especially on foot, to travel this country, except armed with carbines or a gun, and in parties of at least six.Two men have been killed and three wounded by them. One man lost his right eye by a spear wound. The wounded men arrived destitute, and are now at my camp, having their wounds attended to and wants supplied. Howard St George’s official telegram. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51795892   Howard St George’s official telegram.
March 1874 Unnamed George Town One man who was speared on the river is not expected to live. Howard St George’s official telegram. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51795892   Howard St George’s official telegram.
23 Mar 1874 Unnamed man Near Beaufort, Clermont. Employed by Mr Scofe
8 April 1874 Unnamed Chinese Logan Downs Near Clermont. Frightfully mutilated.
31 Aug 1874 William Holland Vine Creek Victim 4 Cook at St Anne’s Station. A kindly man. Mutilated. A black boy wounded but survived. This is the fourth murder by the same ‘blacks within the last six or eight months.  One of these blacks also killed a gin, after she threatened to go to the police because he had killed and eaten her half caste baby. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130760206   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/148506994
17 Oct 1874 Unknown number Sandy Creek At the head of the Palmer. Tent and gear found, with the remains (hands and feet) of some white men. Also the remains of 20 blacks. It seems the blacks attacked the camp, the prospectors shot some of them, then the blacks regrouped, came back, and murdered the whites. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214286702
17 Oct 1874 Johan Strau Welcome Lagoons Travelling on cart with family. Killed while reading a book. (Battle Camp area). Body dug up and taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169515745
17 Oct 1874 Bridget Strau Welcome Lagoons Travelling with family. Sewing. Horribly tortured. Raped and tomahawked. Anchored to the ground with a spear through her mouth. Naked when found. (Muddy Lagoon in some reports) https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169515745
17 Oct 1874 Annie Strau Welcome Lagoons 5 years old. Was taken by gins. Fought over her, so tomahawked. Found away from parents. Naked and disembowelled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169515745
24 Oct 1874 MacDermott Brother 1 Battle Camp, Cooktown Cooktown. Murdered in their sleep in camp. Near Strau murders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169513974
24 Oct 1874 MacDermott Brother 2 Battle Camp, Cooktown Cooktown. Murdered in their sleep in camp. Near Strau murders. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169513974
Nov 1874 Unnamed Cedar cutter Daintree 3 Cedar cutters killed, resulting in settler hostilitiy and Police retaliation. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
Nov 1874 Unnamed Cedar cutter Daintree 3 Cedar cutters killed, resulting in settler hostilitiy and Police retaliation. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
Nov 1874 Unnamed Cedar cutter Daintree 3 Cedar cutters killed, resulting in settler hostilitiy and Police retaliation. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
Prob after 1874 Unnamed Chinese Hells Gate   On the Palmer side. 2 Big Blacks grabbed 1 of 6 by shoulders and feet and took him. Probably eaten. http://www.gwb.com.au/gwb/news/native/cannibal.html
1875 Packer 1 The Palmer Killed and eaten. Corfield, W. H.: Reminiscences of Queensland. P. 64.
1875 Packer 2 The Palmer Killed and eaten. Corfield, W. H.: Reminiscences of Queensland. P. 64.
1875 Unknown Prospector Cannibal Creek Speared and eaten. His bones found in the fire. Meston, A.: Tragedies of the Palmer in Australian Cutting Book No. 6. P. 80
18 Jan 1875 John Michael Blair The Laura Repair man for ferry. Speared in back. Bernard McAdam boiling billy speared first. He survived. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187716736
Jan 1875 Mr Scanlon Leichardt River Tomahawked into several pieces. Wrapped in bark and buried.
Feb 1875 Unknown man 1 Bourke River
Feb 1875 Unknown man 2 Bourke River
Feb 1875 Unknown man 3 Bourke River
Feb 1875 Unknown man 4 Bourke River
Mar 1875 Unnamed man 1 8 Mile, The Palmer Tent erected near road, 3 swags and provisions inside. man missing. Presumed killed by natives.
Mar 1875 Unnamed man 2 8 Mile, The Palmer Tent erected near road, 3 swags and provisions inside. man missing. Presumed killed by natives.
Mar 1875 Unnamed man 3 8 Mile, The Palmer Tent erected near road, 3 swags and provisions inside. man missing. Presumed killed by natives.
Mar 1875 Alexander Mann Laura River, The Palmer 2 man attacked seriously in their camp.   W Nunn survived. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143013337
12 April 1875 Frederick Toll Bromby Park, Crystalbrook Building hut. Blacks crept through grass. Tomahawked. Head and face smashed. Kidney fat taken. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169855974
8 April 1875 William Conn Humpy Creek Cardwell Long time resident. Sugar grower.  Friendly to natives. Killed first. Tortured. Cut leg off at knee and ankle. Theft. Eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/142011660
8 April 1875 Mrs Conn Humpy Creek Cardwell Mrs Conn escaped. Got gun. Faulty. Speared. Battered to death with gun. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1397343
1 June 1875 Unnamed Chinaman Palmer River, Right hand branch. Captured. Drawn and quartered. With a shovel. Cooked and eaten. The head, neck and part of the backbone were propped up on a stump, partially eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196589056
Jul 1875 Unnamed Chinaman 1 The Laura Five Chinamen speared and 2 disembowelled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18796900
Jul 1875 Unnamed Chinaman 2 The Laura Five Chinamen speared and 2 disembowelled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18796900
Jul 1875 Unnamed Chinaman 3 The Laura Five Chinamen speared and 2 disembowelled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18796900
Jul 1875 Unnamed Chinaman 4 The Laura Five Chinamen speared and 2 disembowelled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18796900
Jul 1875 Unnamed Chinaman 5 The Laura Five Chinamen speared and 2 disembowelled. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18796900
23 Sep 1875 Unnamed Hells Gate Speared and tomahawked. Mate was Dennis Fitzpatrick who escaped.
1 Oct 1875 Unnamed sailor Red Island Point From the boat “Crinoline” Speared 10 times by the Yadaga.
2 Nov 1875 James Flannery Hells Gates Attacked by about 20 blacks. Speared twice through the chest. Flannery’s body was taken away by the blacks. Presumed eaten. Daniel Connell escaped. Packers for Mr Kirby. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/77764076
1876 Unnamed Nebo from 50 years ago.
1876 Benjamin Toll Prosperpine Waddied and speared from behind. Friendly with the blacks.
1876? Storekeeper The Palmer The store was ransacked and the storekeeper murdered. http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Other/QueenslandHistory/ThePalmerRiverGoldfieldEarlyDayExperiences.htm
1876? Unknown The Palmer Speared. Staggered down the hill to Bill Norris, Vick and Jernkinson’s? camp. They chased the myalls and shot some of them. The man died. http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Other/QueenslandHistory/ThePalmerRiverGoldfieldEarlyDayExperiences.htm
1876? Chinese man Hells Gate Speared by the blacks in the bush. When found he had a large piece of quartz in his hand, richly studded with gold. http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Other/QueenslandHistory/ThePalmerRiverGoldfieldEarlyDayExperiences.htm
Mar 1876 Mr  McFetridge ?  Jericho? Murdered by the blacks. 19 years old. The son of a Presbyterian school teacher. Early Days of Windsor      http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1302241h.html
April 1876 Unnamed Bulloo River Murdered by the blacks https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162648091
June 1876 Unnamed Avon Downs
31 July 1876 John Wilkinson Wonga Wallen Creek.  Upper Coomera  A farmer. Tomahawked by his workers, “Peter” and Gillie Gillie Jack after they had been drinking their payment of rum. Both man then raped Wilkinson’s wife and abducted her. Peter’s father convinced them to let her go. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51905278   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174709478
2 Aug 1876 Jack Williams Froomera, Brisbane 35 miles from Brisbane.
20 June 1876 Patrick (Paddy) Morris Windah Station An old man, 78 years old. Was struck blows to the head with a nulla nulla as he slept in his hut. Fractured his skull. Killer came back and finished him off a few days later, by hitting him on the head again with a nulla nulla. When found, his 26 horses were gathered around his hut, and his much loved faithful little terrier dog was keeping watch over his body. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65737884
29 Nov 1876 Louis Grien Cape Sidmouth, Cooktown From the cutter “Ada”. 3 men went on shore and disappeared. 1 man on board attacked.
29 Nov 1876 Unnamed man 2 Cape Sidmouth, Cooktown From the cutter “Ada”. 3 men went on shore and disappeared. 1 man on board attacked.
29 Nov 1876 Unnamed man 3 Cape Sidmouth, Cooktown From the cutter “Ada”. 3 men went on shore and disappeared. 1 man on board attacked.
1877 Hughie Macquarie Hells Gate, Cooktown Packer. Just above Hells Gate. Hacked off legs at knees to immobilise while they ate his young brother. The police found roasted skin and hair, and their 3 dead horses. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412     Index to Colonial Secretry’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1877 Don Macquarie Hells Gate, Cooktown Ambushed. Eaten as Hughie watched & scratched info onto pannikin. Hid it and it was found. The police found roasted skin and hair, and their 3 dead horses. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412     Index to Colonial Secretry’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1877 Unnamed cook Macumba Creek West of Cowarie
1877 Patrick Troy Dank Island Guano workers on the “Douglas”. The Captain and 4 others wounded, 3 severely. Attacked by workers from Dunk Island. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1877 Alexander McIntosh Dank Island Guano workers on the “Douglas”. The Captain and 4 others wounded, 3 severely. Attacked by workers from Dunk Island. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1877 Humphrey Coughlan Dank Island Guano workers on the “Douglas”. The Captain and 4 others wounded, 3 severely. Attacked by workers from Dunk Island. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1877 William Balton Nicholson River Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Jan 1877 Unnamed Chinese man North Creek, Isaac River Letter from McCartney and Maine, complaining about the situation. Had also been robbed 3 times. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Feb? 1877 Thomas Bedingan Mossman River Killed between the Mossman and Daintree Rivers. Was armed with a double barrelled gun. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Feb? 1877 John Couray Mossman River Killed between the Mossman and Daintree Rivers. Was armed with a double barrelled gun. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Feb 1877 Crewman 1 Island near Cardwell Killed by three new native crew. On board “Douglass”. Rest of crew killed natives. All crew injured.
Feb 1877 Crewman 2 Island near Cardwell Killed by three new native crew. On board “Douglass”. Rest of crew killed natives. All crew injured.
Feb 1877 Crewman 3 Island near Cardwell Killed by three new native crew. On board “Douglass”. Rest of crew killed natives. All crew injured.
28 Feb 1877 Unnamed seaman 1 Chilcot Island Murdered by workers from Dunk Island. One native killed. One native “Dungaree”
28 Feb 1877 Unnamed seaman 2 Chilcot Island Murdered by workers from Dunk Island. One native killed. One native “Dungaree”
28 Feb 1877 Unnamed seaman 3 Chilcot Island Murdered by workers from Dunk Island. One native killed. One native “Dungaree”
Oct 1877 Unnamed man Cloncurry
Oct 1877 Unnamed man 2 Cloncurry
Oct 1877 Unnamed man 3 Cloncurry
Oct 1877 Unnamed man 4 Cloncurry
5 Nov 1877 Thomas Hanley (Handly?) Daintree Cedar cutters. Mutilated most fearfully. Both legs lopped below the knees. Scalped. His wife was rescued
5 Nov 1877 John Regan (Ryan?) Daintree Cedar cutters.   Mutilated most fearfully.  Scalped. Spear through heart.
5 Nov 1877 Mr George Daintree Cedar cutters.   Mutilated most fearfully. One arm taken. Scalped
5 Nov 1877 Mr Paterson Daintree Body went missing.
5 Nov 1877 Mr Vicars Daintree Body missing.
21 Nov 1877 Johnny Cunningham Fraser Island Speared getting timber. 6 weeks treatmant but died.
1878 Unnamed Malay Somerset
1878 Henry Graham Macumber Creek 80 miles west of Cowarie. Went missing. Presumed killed by the natives. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/93844849
1878 Mr Hawke Mt Serle Station
Jan 1878 Ah Wah Grassy Hill, Cooktown Fishing party. Left at camp. Went to sleep on beach and was speared to death. 200 natives in the mob. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52395823
Jan 1878 Cornelius Proud Pitchery Creek Herberton River. Exploring. Looking for new land.
Jan 1878 AE (Albert) Proud Pitchery Creek Exploring. Looking for new land. Remains found by Starr and Carr-Boyd.
Jan 1878 Mr Baker Pitchery Creek Exploring. Looking for new land.
Jan 1878 Mr Campbell Pitchery Creek Exploring. Looking for new land.
24 Jan 1878 William M Bird Tuck-au-noo, Thursday Island Attacked at night in his hut by mainland natives. His body went missen. Presumed eaten. A Malay also badly wounded but escaped. Emp: Brown & Pennefather. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Mar 1878 Unnamed crew Dunk Island The ship Merchant. Wrecked on beach. Parts found inland, suspected crew taken and eaten by natives.
26 May 1878 Charles Andrews Nive River A Swede. Killed by Eroora. AKA Johnny.
April/May 1878 Unnamed man The Gilbert 80 miles from Georgetown. Reported by mate Thomas Ward. Gilbert River.
April 1878 Manuel Goss Percy Falls A European miner. 100 miles from George Town. His roasted and partly eaten remains found. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/107945096
4 July 1878 Jane Sinclair Knockbrikee Station, Gayndah Hit on head with a large rock by Brandy.
10 July 1878 James Arthurs Ravenswood A sawyer. Body was mutilated. Killed by Johnnie and Jockey for his rations and a bottle of brandy. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/181820809
7 Aug 1878 Mr Price Mulgrave Island AKA Badoo. With Captain Cadell. Workers turned on young Mr Price. Wandi-Wandi and Maccaroni the killers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221759487   
7 Aug 1878 Unnamed Chinese man Mulgrave Island AKA Badoo. With Captain Cadell. With Mr Price.
7 Aug 1878 Unnamed Manilla man Mulgrave Island AKA Badoo. With Captain Cadell. With Mr Price.
7 Aug 1878 Unnamed Kanaka Mulgrave Island AKA Badoo. With Captain Cadell. With Mr Price.
11 Aug 1878 John Morrison Whitsunday Island Cook on board “Louisa Maria”. Four man attacked. 3 survived. “Friendly” town natives. Plundered. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
10 Aug? 1878 James Arthurs Cooktown Two aborigines, murderers of Arthurs, caught. The Cooktown Courier Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
16 Aug 1878 Mr Brown Pentecost Island Mary Dann schooner. Landed for water. Ambushed. 4 Tanna boys swam back to their ship to safety.
16 Aug 1878 Unnamed crewman Pentecost Island Mary Dann schooner.  Both bodies recovered, badly mutilated.
10 Sep 1878 Matthew Taylor Kings Reef, Cardwell Master of the “Riser” at the time. Only 2 bodies found. Had been eaten. AKA Neiser
10 Sep 1878 A foreign man Kings Reef, Cardwell Crew member. “Riser” Head injuries. Cut up. Roasted. Police buried the bodies.
10 Sep 1878 E. Nelson Kings Reef, Cardwell Crew member. Norwegian. Of the “Riser” Entire crew murdered.
23 Nov 1878 Unnamed Chinese 1 Cooktown 14 miles from Cooktown. 6 horses speared.  The Cooktown Courier
23 Nov 1878 Unnamed Chinese 1 Cooktown 14 miles from Cooktown. 6 horses speared.
Nov 1878 Mr Green Normanby A packer employed by Mr M Dwyer. Went looking for horses alone.
25 Dec 1878 Mr B Molvo (Maylo) Sulieman Creek at Woonamo Waterhole, Suleiman Creek. W Beckett owner. Treachery. Betrayed by his native “boy”. Entire crew killed.  https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-406440456/view?partId=nla.obj-406442371#page/n9
25 Dec 1878 James Kelly Wills Ck, Bourke River Drovers. At Woonamo Waterhole. W Beckett owner. All tomahawked and hit with nulla nullas. Everybody there was killed https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-406440456/view?partId=nla.obj-406442371#page/n9
25 Dec 1878 Harry Butler Wills Ck, Bourke River W Beckett owner. A “Boy” contrived to separate man from guns. Pre-arranged. Bodies thrown into water.  https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-406440456/view?partId=nla.obj-406442371#page/n9
25 Dec 1878 Tommy Holmes Wills Ck, Bourke River W Beckett owner. A white boy. Bodies thrown into Woonamo Waterhole https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-406440456/view?partId=nla.obj-406442371#page/n9
1879 James McConnachie ? His father’s obituary stated he was killed by the blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/90728495
1879 Donald Mackay Townie Station Near Marion Downs. A station hand.
17 Jan 1879 Thomas Patterson Lower Diamantina River Surprise attack. Having lunch. Speared, head smashed, mutilated.  A black boy also wounded (Buckham?)
Feb 1879 Duncan MacKay Herbert Downs Killed while looking for water. https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-406440456/view?partId=nla.obj-406442371#page/n9
6 Feb 1879 Unnamed Chinese Hells Gate On the Palmer side. 2 Big Blacks grabbed 1 of 6 by shoulders and feet and took him. Probably eaten.
21 April 1879 Mr Buckingham Toowoomba Killed near Beanaraba. Wound to the head. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143006937
April 1879 Unnamed man Baurubu
27 Oct 1879 Thomas H English Raine Island The Mate of the “Spray”. Killed in his sleep by his employees. A native woman, man and boy also killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187716298
27 Oct 1879 Unnamed Chinese 1 Raine Island From the “Spray”. Killed in his sleep. A native woman, man and boy also killed. A Native boy badly injured. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187716298
27 Oct 1879 Unnamed Chinese 2 Raine Island From the “Spray”. Killed in his sleep. A native woman, man and boy also killed. A Native boy badly injured. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187716298
Nov 1879 Mr Patterson North Frankland Island From the cutter Firefly. From Cairns. Wrecked. Native tracks. man missing, Equipmant scattered about.
Nov 1879 Unknown man 1 North Frankland Island From the cutter Firefly. From Cairns. Wrecked. Native tracks. man missing, Equipment scattered about.
Nov 1879 Unknown man 2 North Frankland Island From the cutter Firefly. From Cairns. Wrecked. Native tracks. man missing, Equipment scattered about.
1880? Unnamed Kanaka 1 Banana Pocket 6 Kanakas killed. Mr Armhurst’s men. https://whitfamhist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/issue-104-dec-2007.pdf
1880? Unnamed Kanaka 2 Banana Pocket 6 Kanakas killed. Mr Armhurst’s men. https://whitfamhist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/issue-104-dec-2007.pdf
1880? Unnamed Kanaka 3 Banana Pocket 6 Kanakas killed. Mr Armhurst’s men. https://whitfamhist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/issue-104-dec-2007.pdf
1880? Unnamed Kanaka 4 Banana Pocket 6 Kanakas killed. Mr Armhurst’s men. https://whitfamhist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/issue-104-dec-2007.pdf
1880? Unnamed Kanaka 5 Banana Pocket 6 Kanakas killed. Mr Armhurst’s men. https://whitfamhist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/issue-104-dec-2007.pdf
1880? Unnamed Kanaka 6 Banana Pocket 6 Kanakas killed. Mr Armhurst’s men. https://whitfamhist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/issue-104-dec-2007.pdf
1880? Mr Stevens Tewantin area? Murdered by Johnny Griffin.
1880? Unknown Coonahera Waterhole On the Diamantina. Killed after he raped a woman. The camp cook. His head was found in a camp oven. Aboriginal HIstory. Volume !, 1977
1880? Unknown Nappamanna Station Near Pandie. Birdsville area. Killed after he raped a woman. Aboriginal HIstory. Volume !, 1977
1880’s Unnamed Chinese miner Rocky River Goldfield Killed by Monkey, by dropping rocks on them as they dug a shaft. Aboriginal HIstory. Volume 5, 1981
1880’s Unnamed Chinese miner 2 Rocky River Goldfield Killed by Monkey, by dropping rocks on them as they dug a shaft. Aboriginal HIstory. Volume 5, 1981
1880 Mr McAuley ? Husband of Margaret. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25102780
1880 Unnamed Kanaka The Johnstone. Attacked a Government survey camp. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
20 Jan 1880 Mr Woodgate Rosedale. Lower Burdekin Mr Cassidy’s shepherd. Limbs cut off, eyes and teeth knocked out, throat cut. Stake through neck into sand.
May 1880 Unnamed Glengyle Station,  on the Hubert Mr Campbell’s man. Killed while sleeping. Some of the blacks escaped to South Australia where they knew there would be no retribution. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/94753069
Sep 1880 Unnamed man Byerstown A European prospector.
Oct 1880 Unnamed people Mossman’s Gully. Palmer. A large number of blacks rushed a camp and killed everybody.
3 Dec 1880 Unnamed 1 Thursday Island Mainland natives killed two and wounded two others. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
3 Dec 1880 Unnamed 2 Thursday Island Mainland natives killed two and wounded two others. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1881? Mr Christian Retreat Station On the Barcoo River. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/41593099
1881 Unknown man Boulia Camp cook at Glenormiston Station, 60 miles from Boulia. Employed 2 days, attacked when alone. Cut to pieces.
20 Jan 1881 George Dyas Normanton Sub Inspector. Scratched his name on ground as dying. Had studiously tried to promote friendships. Another man was wounded. 40 miles from Normanton. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
1 Feb 1881 Unnamed hut keeper Pituri Creek Idamere Station
May 1881 Mr Turner Kimolaroi Station A stockman. Leichardt River.
27 July 1881 Chinese shepherd Coondarra Station Near Maryborough.   Went missing.
July 1881 Henry Thomas Maytown Possessions and saddle found, but no body. Between Maytown and Thornborough.
July 1881 Joseph Marshall Maytown Maytown Road.
14 Sep 1881 Sub-Inspector Henry Kaye Woolgar goldfield Problem blacks. Petition. Escorting from town. Treachery. Ambushed and speared through heart by old man, “Sapphire”. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
29 Sep 1881 Ah Leong Lizard Island Speared on Lizard Island. Eaten. http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-134979160
Oct 1881 Chinese Man Normanby diggings Killed and ate a Chinese man. Reported by Carroll Byerstown, the mailman. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Oct 1881 Unnamed man Lower Flinders Close to Mr Plunkett’s camp. Speared at night.
8? Oct 1881 Ah Sam Lizard Island Speared 7 times on Lizard Island. Died at sea.
12 Oct 1881 Mary Beatrice Watson Lizard Island Attacked on Lizard Island. Died of thirst and injuries.
12 Oct 1881 Baby Watson Lizard Island Attacked at Lizard Island. Died of thirst at sea. A boy
29 Oct 1881 Sam Henriques Fishing Station Barron Island. Sam was a Kananka. The attack continued for 3 days. An Aboriginal  and another kanaka had to leave when they ran short of ammo. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
19 Nov 1881 Harry Martin The Western Near Herberton. Hand and feet cut off and taken.
Nov 1881 Man 1 Cairncross Island Mainland natives. Payback for Lady Denison taking a woman and three men. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Nov 1881 Man 2 Cairncross Island Mainland natives. Payback for Lady Denison taking a woman and three men. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Nov. 1881 Chinese man Normanby diggings Speared and carried away for a feast.
1882 Mr Brown Waterview Station, Bourke Another man, Smith, seriously wounded.
Jan/Feb 1882 Unnamed miner Herberton 3 men speared, one was fatal. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
March 1882 Unknown number Currawild, St George All of the man sent with Gordon’s first mob of cattle have been murdered by blacks near St George
31 Mar 1882 (Jack) John Ward Skene Nigger Creek, Herberton 3 miles from town. Unarmed. Looking for horses. Hid behind a tree at approaching blacks, but they speared him 4 times. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
June 1882 George Britcher Boulia. Winton Between Boulia and Winton. Killed by a creek, now known as Britchers Creek. His Grandfather was also killed in the 1840s. http://www.storiesofoz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/pdf-whistlers-bones.pdf
June 1882 Unnamed Chinese Banyan Creek Two others badly wounded.
June 1882 Unnamed Chinese 2 Banyan Creek Two others badly wounded.
10 July 1882 Elizabeth Mills Dingo, Rockhampton Middled aged woman. Attempted rape by 16 year old Jango. She resisted and he tomahawked her.
Sep 1882 Chinaman The Fisheries, Cairns A fisherman. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/181781233
Nov 1882 Unnamed Chinese Granite Creek Travelling to Cairns. 12 people attacked. 7 killed and bodies taken away. Hats and clothes left. 5 survived.
Nov 1882 Unnamed Chinese 2 Granite Creek Travelling to Cairns. 12 people attacked. 7 killed and bodies taken away. Hats and clothes left. 5 survived.
Nov 1882 Unnamed Chinese 3 Granite Creek Travelling to Cairns. 12 people attacked. 7 killed and bodies taken away. Hats and clothes left. 5 survived.
Nov 1882 Unnamed Chinese 4 Granite Creek Travelling to Cairns. 12 people attacked. 7 killed and bodies taken away. Hats and clothes left. 5 survived.
Nov 1882 Unnamed Chinese 5 Granite Creek Travelling to Cairns. 12 people attacked. 7 killed and bodies taken away. Hats and clothes left. 5 survived.
Nov 1882 Unnamed Chinese 6 Granite Creek Travelling to Cairns. 12 people attacked. 7 killed and bodies taken away. Hats and clothes left. 5 survived.
Nov 1882 Unnamed Chinese 7 Granite Creek Travelling to Cairns. 12 people attacked. 7 killed and bodies taken away. Hats and clothes left. 5 survived.
1883 Mr Butcher Cloncurry Marcus Gervais De La Poer Beresford was searching for his killers, when he too was murdered. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_284077/The_Woman_Behind_the_Man.pdf
Mid Jan 1883 Unnamed Norwegian Dalrymple Creek 20 miles from Ingham, 15 from Cardwell. Spear in head and tomahawked in neck.
24 Jan 1883 Marcus Gervais De La Poer Beresford Chatsford Run Mackinlay Ranges. Farley Head Station, Speared & bashed in sleep. 5 troopers also wounded. Native Police force.
Feb 1883 William Dwyer Juandah, Taroom A policeman. Tomahawked by Toby as he tried to arrest him. https://www.police.qld.gov.au/aboutUs/commemoration/honour/roll.htm
March 1883 Unnamed The Walsh Another unfortunate fellow has been speared on the Walsh.
8 Mar 1883 Charles Dusailly Thornborough Speared. Mt Mulligan Employed by Mr Middlemiss, the butcher. Speared in the back.
8 April 1883 Walter Denison Clarke Archer River Lost and starving. Speared in his sleep. Eaten. On an exploratory expedition.
Apr 1883 WH Crawford Normanton River Manager Rocklands Station. Looking for cattle. Shot with own gun by “boy’. Also speared. Treachery. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_284077/The_Woman_Behind_the_Man.pdf
April 1883 Jemmy Nieue Adiah, south of the Jardine River. A South Sea Islander, murdered by the mainland Aborigines. Jemmy had been on a boat sent to the mainland, and had been told not to land, but had “persisted in going on shore and was watching the blacks dancing when he was speared twice in the back. On turning around he was speared by a black named Nauanka, who was formally employed on W Tucker’s station”. Report from Henry Chester on Thursday Island dated April 26, 1883
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 1 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 2 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 3 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 4 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 5 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 6 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 7 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 8 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
26 Aug 1883 Unnamed Chinese 9 Russell River Enroute between Cairns and the Johnstone River. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
18 Oct 1883 Peter Mobeck Marapoona beche-de-mer fisherman. He hit native over flour argumant. Native hit back with iron tiller. Overboard
18 Oct 1883 Martin Oien Marapoona beche-de-mer fisherman.Tried to intervene in attack. Also got killed.
20 Oct 1883 Robert Bredt Warrior Island Beche-de-mer fisherman. Went missing with 3 blacks. Boat sunk. Shoes found in black’s camp. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71006078
Sep? 1883 Unknown crew Thursday Island Of the Lavinia. Plunder the object. Near Thursday Island.
1884 Entire Crew Murchison River Diving boat. Landed for wood and water. All killed except a native wife. Reprisal for 4 deaths from The Age
Jan 1884 Unknown man Siemon’s River With the coloured man.
Jan 1884 Unknown coloured man Siemon’s River With the white man above.
Jan 1884 Unknown white man 1 Siemon’s River Bodies found in the bush by a prospecting party. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3426985
Jan 1884 Unknown white man 2 Siemon’s River Bodies found in the bush by a prospecting party. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3426985
Jan 1884 Unknown white man 3 Siemon’s River Bodies found in the bush by a prospecting party. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3426985
Jan 1884 Unknown white man 4 Siemon’s River Bodies found in the bush by a prospecting party. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3426985
20 Feb 1884 George Foster AKA George Donnelly The 12 Mile, Normanton Also known as the “Flying Cook”.  Killed near the Carriers’ Arms Hotel, at the junction of the Cloncurry and Mornington Roads. Tomahawked and knived by about 12 natives. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3427568 (Forster?)
Feb 1884 Ah Chong Bowen Straits Timber cutter. Off work injured. Attacked in camp. Found beside his bed, horribly mutilated.  The camp was looted. The murderers were workers on the same crew. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3155468
Feb 1884 Cheng Yen Bowen Straits Timber cutter. Both off work sick. Found behind the camp covered in bushes. Horribly mutilated.  The camp was looted. The murderers were workers  on the same crew. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3155468
April 1884 Thomas Hungerford Dunbar Station
April 1884 Mr Louis Warrior Island Murdered by the mainland Aborigines after he left Warrior island Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
May 1884 Isaac Doust Thursday Island Murdered near where his boat, The Swan, was lost.
8 June 1884 Chinese man Georgetown Friend of Ah King. Etheridge River blacks speared the man in his vegetable garden.
July 1884 John Conway Russell River One of the same natives that killed Donald McAuley. Stoned to death. Didn’t treat blacks well.
Aug 1884 Unnamed man Batavia River South Sea Islanders.
Aug 1884 Unnamed man 2 Batavia River South Sea Islanders.
Aug 1884 Mr BJ Powell / Charles White Powell Carlton Hills, Cloncurry Mr Kennedy’s partner. Near Gunpowder Creek. Disembowelled. Blacks feasting on 50 cattle. A black boy with him was badly speared. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/184993970 James?  BJ?  Charles White????
Nov? 1884 A Chinese Shepherd Granada Station, Cloncurry On the Dugald River https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_284077/The_Woman_Behind_the_Man.pdf
Sep 1884 Mr Barry On the Russell 20 miles from the Mulgrave. Stoned to death. Foolishly trusted the blacks.
Sep 1884 Unnamed man Yam Creek Speared at the Yam Creek Copper Mine?
Sep 1884 Unnamed man 2 Yam Creek Speared at the Yam Creek Copper Mine? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97325161
Sep 1884 Mr Morgan On the Walsh Drover. On the Burdekin. Unarmed. Foolishly let about 50 natives follow. Warned but ignored warning. Head and face smashed in with rocks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97325161
Sep 1884 Chinese 1 Hoola https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97325161
Sep 1884 Chinese 2 Hoola https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97325161
Sep 1884 Chinese 3 Hoola https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97325161
Sep 1884 Mr Bailey On the Walsh Stockman. On the Burdekin. Heads and face smashed in with rocks.
Nov 1884 Unnamed man 1 Cape Granville Possibly shipwreck crew. Speared on the beach. Billie Lesley reported it in Cooktown. Also steamer Timor
Nov 1884 Unnamed man 2 Cape Granville Possibly shipwreck crew. Speared on the beach. Billie Lesley reported it in Cooktown. Also steamer Timor
Nov 1884 Jack Brown Cape Granville Body found my Mr Joy, mate of the Marion.
Nov 1884 William Jeye Cape Granville Body found my Mr Joy, mate of the Marion.
Dec 1884 Unnamed man Dalrymple Island Inveigled ashore. Murdered. Payback from 4 deaths from the Age party last year. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
13 Dec 1884 “More Chinese” Maytown More Chinese have been carried off in the Stony Creek district. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_212642/s00855804_1961_1962_6_4_942.pdf
24 Dec 1884 Donald McAuley Mulgrave River Sugar grower. Unarmed. Killed by semi-civilised blacks he knew and treated kindly. Body badly mutilated. One arm and 1 leg taken. Head almost severed from body. Partly eaten. Body found in river. Had been warned repeatedly not to trust them.
1885 Unnamed settler Port Douglas Surrounded and killed as he worked clearing the scrub. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
1885 Chinaman 1 Johnstone River Station 4 Chinamen were killed during 1885 on the Johnston River. Includes Ah Chow? https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
1885 Chinaman 2 Johnstone River Station 4 Chinamen were killed during 1885 on the Johnston River. Includes Ah Chow? https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
1885 Chinaman 3 Johnstone River Station 4 Chinamen were killed during 1885 on the Johnston River. Includes Ah Chow? https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10414/4/04V1PartIIB.pdf
1885 Mr Knott Archer River At langi. Ebenezer’s brother
Jan 1885 Unknown Hornett Bank Station Jawbone and parts of burnt skeleton found between 2 burnt logs. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Mar 1885 Mr Barnard Mossman River House ransacked and bloodied. Body missing. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Mar 1885 One pearl diver Hannibal Bay On boat owned by Mr Clark. 2 other men severely wounded. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Mar 1885 One pearl tender Hannibal Bay On boat owned by Mr Clark.
Mar 1885 Unnamed Chinaman Maytown Telegram from Inspector Fitzgerald in Cooktown dated March 30, 1885. Speared https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52037485
9 Mar 1885 George Woods Cooktown Lived in town 11 years. Crippled in both legs. Disappeared. Found. Speared and in a creek.
13 March 1885 Sydney Algernon Barnard Port Douglas A selector on the Mossman River. Clearing land. Received enough spear wounds in the back from the black wretches to kill a dozen men.
Late May 1885 Unnamed 1 Van Dieman’s River 3 whites and 2 natives killed while exploring. Reported at Georgetown by an old native.
Late May 1885 Unnamed 2 Van Dieman’s River 3 whites and 2 natives killed while exploring. Reported at Georgetown by an old native. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Late May 1885 Unnamed 3 Van Dieman’s River 3 whites and 2 natives killed while exploring. Reported at Georgetown by an old nat.
5 June 1885 Charles Eyre Massey Coen/Cooktown And his Aboriginal “boy”. Breeza plains. Lalla Rookh Station. Black hid in a few bushes to ambush him.
29 July 1885 William McLoughlin Cape Direction,   Resolution Island From the beche-de-mer boat “North Star”. 2 others badly speared but survived.
29 July 1885 Peter the Greek Cape Direction,   Resolution Island From the beche-de-mer boat “North Star”. 2 others badly speared but survived.
29 July 1885 Unnamed Kanaka 1 Cape Direction From the beche-de-mer boat “North Star”.
29 July 1885 Unnamed Kanaka 2 Cape Direction From the beche-de-mer boat “North Star”.
July 1885 You Ah Louch Stoney Creek, Palmer River A packer. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19801005
12 Aug 1885 Unnamed Chinese Fine Gold Creek, Palmer Police followed their tracks and found them next day feasting on the victim’s body. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123761900
12 Sep 1885 Ah Chow Johnstone River Station Repeatedly attacked by blacks. Ah Chow’s body not found. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71071803
17 Oct 1885 Paddy Warren Walker’s Creek, Normanton An old man. Caretaking for Mr Comley, a chemist. Drinking with boy. Billy. Killed in a drunken row.
26 Dec 1885 Patrick McGill Camooweal No body found, but the remains of his roasted horse was found. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66320119
Dec 1885 Chinese miner Maytown Speared to death at Stuart Town.
Dec 1885 Chinese miner 2 Maytown Speared to death at Stuart Town. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4488361
Dec 1885 Chinese miner 3 Maytown Speared to death at Stuart Town.
18 Dec 1885 Charles Townsend Cape Grafton Cairns area. Bailiff. Partner sick in hospital. Criminal to send him where he was on his own. Dangerous.
1886 John Sharrock Geraldton Townsville area.
1886 Chinese 1 Laura. Cooktown Bodies found. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4494796
1886 Chinese 2 Laura. Cooktown Bodies found.
Jan 1886 Patrick Riley Camooweal Went looking for horses. Didn’t return. Police search for him, but found nothing. Presumed killed by the savage blacks in that area.  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/44568719
Feb 1886 Fred Tribler Conflict Islands Asleep on his boat “Spitfire”. His crew attacked him. Cut off arms and head. Threw overboard. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a397223.txt Cape Grafton?
15 Mar 1886 Edward Wm Cattlin Lenehan Vanderlin Island, Yulbbarra Ck Speared at Parsons River. Rode 9 miles to camp and fell dead from his horse. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/254462061
30 Apr 1886 Donald McKenzie Lakefield Station, Laura River Survived 1882 spearing, speared again. Kind and friendly man. Too kind to the wild aborigines. Waddied in his garden. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/254462061
April 1886 Unnamed Cooktown Two of the residents at a mission station near Cooktown have been murdered by aborigines.
April 1886 Unnamed Cooktown Two of the residents at a mission station near Cooktown have been murdered by aborigines. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174701367
Apr 1886 Ted Leonard (Ned?) Normanton On Parson’s Creek. Tending his cattle. He, and his horses found speared. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47995808
20 May 1886 William Bales Rosebrook Stationn, Winton Stockman. Tomahawked while smoking near waterhole. Problem with native woman. Body burnt. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183129151 Captain Towns??
12 Jul 1886 Frank Trainor Normanton Found battered in the streets of town. His body covered in dreadful wounds. An Aboriginal arrested.
4 Aug 1886 Mr Thomas Vanderlin’s Island Master of cutter “Smuggler”. Tomahawked when natives boarded at night.
8 Oct 1886 Hugh Donnelly Cape Melville From the ship Lenton. Speared in the back near the kidneys. The embarrassing Australian : the story of an Australian warrior / Harry Gordon Unknown number. “Several”
Dec 1886 Unnamed Chinese Sandy Creek Killed and eaten by the blacks at Sandy Creek. The embarrassing Australian : the story of an Australian warrior / Harry Gordon
10 Dec 1886 Unnamed Chinese 1 Johnstone River A large group of Aborigines armed with rifles attacked a Chinese camp, killing one, wounding another, and carrying away a third man.
10 Dec 1886 Unnamed Chinese 2 Johnstone River A large group of Aborigines armed with rifles attacked a Chinese camp, killing one, wounding another, and carrying away a third man.
1887 Unnamed white trader Russell River Several white traders were killed by the Ngadjonji. Ongoing conflict with the whites. The embarrassing Australian : the story of an Australian warrior / Harry Gordon
1887 Unnamed white trader Russell River Several white traders were killed by the Ngadjonji. Ongoing conflict with the whites. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/149485440
1887 Unnamed white trader Russell River Several white traders were killed by the Ngadjonji. Ongoing conflict with the whites. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/175124622
16 Feb 1887 Robert Goodshaw Jardine River Apparently friendly natives attacked suddenly, got 6 axe wounds and speared through the lung. Frederick Thompson escaped unhurt, although was chased and had spears thrown at him. Escaped in their lugger. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/175124622 AKA Sherwick
Feb 1887 Chinaman Middle Creek Camp Police investigating his murder Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Feb 1887 John Sharrock Liverpool Plains, Townsville area Went missing on his way to the diggings. His personal papers were found with the blacks. Police have no doubt that he was killed by them. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7859563/280800
June 1887 James Ferguson Bull Creek, Norman River Found 40 miles from the 12 Mile. Blazing a track to Croydon. Foul play by blacks.
19 June 1887 Junius von Valkenburg Cape Bedford. 2 white men, 8 blacks and a gin on “Lizzie”. Thrown overboard. Valkenburg hit with the tiller. He drowned. His mate survived.  The crew were from Cape Sidmouth https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3480622
July 1887 Unnamed Macarthur River 70 miles from Borroloola. Shot by his boy. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3486866
8 Oct 1887 George McGuire Cape Sidmouth A diver. Attacked by a boatload of natives as they slept.  Nicholas Minister was wounded. From the cutter Lizzie. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3481434
Oct? 1887 Unnamed man Russell River A settler, was murdered.
11 Oct 1887 Andrew Anderson Siemon’s River Danish Beche-de-mer fisherman. Blacks didn’t like him. Woman. Tomahawked by own crew. George Recketts and Jimmy the killers.
Nov 1887 Steve Clarke Margaret Bay, near Grenville On boat “Blackfish” with 2 Pascoe River boys – also killed.
Nov 1887 Unnamed Filippino Margaret Bay, near Grenville On boat “Blackfish”
Nov 1887 Unnamed man Batavia River Owner and captain of the lugger Fiji. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Nov 1887 Unnamed man 2 Batavia River Mate of the lugger Fiji. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19812340 AKA Wild Duck
1888 Joseph Nair Conflict Island From the beche-de-mer vessel “Spitfire”. 8 aborigines on board, charged with the murder https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19812340
Sep 1888 C. Christopher Cain Ross River Captain of the White Duck. Bech-de-mer fisherman. Tomahawked. Had a crew of 18 natives on board. The attendant cutter was North Star, which was found at Ross River. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19812340
Sep 1888 Luke Love Ross River First mate. White Duck. Tomahawked. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19812340
Sep 1888 Michael Freeman Ross River White Duck. Cook. Tomahawked. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/62089534
Sep 1888 Willie Matlop Ross River White Duck. Bech-de-mer fisherman. Sleeping. Shot. An islander
1888 Edward Maher Geraldtown, near Brisbane A contractor. Went out with 2 black workers, found an hour later beheaded. http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/torres-main.html
1888 Mr Watson Merluna Station Killed during an attack on his neighbour’s station. https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-597362906. A murder of four people is reported and a fifth attempted
1888 Unnamed Warrior Island From the lugger “Tam-O-Shanter”. Left Thursday Island for Warrior Island and not seen again.  Crew of one white man and several natives. Authorities believed she had fallen into the hands of Torres Strait cannibals.
1888? Unknown prospector Croydon/Bourke A packhorse with rich ore in green hide bags was found in the bush. One year later a skeleton was found in the same area, with gold valued at 500 pounds near the body.
1888 Ben Moore Saibai, Torres Strait The owner of a fishing station on Boydon Cay. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
1888 Elderly Chinese man Geraldton Returning from Palmer diggings. Had gold. Ambushed, speared, decapitated. Remains in Murdering Gully. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/239332536
1888 Unnamed Chinese man Thornborough 11 miles from Thornborough http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p72191/pdf/article096.pdf
10 Jan 1888 Alec Mann Laura River Two men in camp. One of them Alec. Brave fight, but one killed. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
10 Jan 1888 Alfred Wright Strathleven Station, Maytown. Palmerville From New Zealand. Stockman. Speared by blacks as they sat beneath a tree and had a smoke. Mutilated and beheaded, his body then thrown into the river. His mate, Constable Corrigan was wounded but escaped. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52015993  
March 1888 Chinese Leper Woodville Killed by blacks between Woodville and union camp Thornborough. Herberton https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/177865591
April 1888 Unnamed man Mt Merlin 90 miles south west of Cloncurry. Killed by 2 black boys. A gin was also involved, and had given him something to make him sick.
21 Apr 1888 Joseph McNair Cooktown Killed by Paddy who was discharged as no interpreter was available.
May 1888 French Louis Bayle’s Creek, Cooktown Own fault. Woman. From cutter Stormy Petrel. Killed by black employees and thrown overboard. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161887730
June 1888 JH Schramm Bertiehough Station Ducie River. Manager. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3478740
June 1888 Unnamed German Robinson River Left Lagoon Creek for Borroloola. Went missing. Decomposing body found in river with spear in head and another through his body. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964
Aug 1888 Mr Blake Kalkad Station, Cooktown Mr Sweetland was also speared, but not dangerously. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204457982
19 Aug 1888 Charles Mogg Warrior Reefs 6 Port Essington natives on board the “Gem” Murdered him, and at least 2 Aborigines. The boat was seen tied up at the Batavia River. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130805069
Sep 1888 Unnamed Chinese Normanby Caretaker. His gardens, hut and body burnt. Guns stolen.
15 Feb 1889 George Tarrant O’Beirne’s outstation, Cooktown Near Laura. Speared. Mutilated. Pieces were scattered over a large area and in waterhole. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964
~11 May 1889 AP Thomas Flaggy Creek New arrival from NSW. Reading in bed. Tomahawked in face. Manager Pioneer Cheese Factory.
12 May 1889 Edmund (Edward?) Watson Pine Tree Station, Coen Stockman. Stabbed in the throat while sleeping in a hammock on veranda. Had been feeding the natives.
May 1889 Unknown man On the Russell Herberton blacks. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70333198
May 1889 Unknown man 2 On the Russell Herberton blacks. Correspondence from Cairns and Cooktown in relation to the expenses incurred in the
June 1889 Unnamed Batavia River From the lugger Rotumah. Had a crew of Batavia River natives. The boat was found in their home area. The white man was missing.
July 1889 Unnamed 1 Russell River diggings 1 murdered, 2 others missing.
July 1889 Unnamed 2 Russell River diggings One murdered, two others missing https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964
July 1889 Unnamed 3 Russell River diggings One murdered, two others missing.  
Aug 1889 John Williams Batavia River Mr Williams, and his crew, murdered by his own workers.  
Aug 1889 Unnamed Mate Batavia River Mate for Mr Williams. Own black workers.
Aug 1889 Williams Crew Batavia River Mr Williams, and his crew, murdered.
Late Aug 1889 Another  white man Russell River On the banks of the Russell River. Blacktrackers under SC Whelan out looking for the murderers.
Late Aug 1889 Another white man 2 Russell River On the banks of the Russell River. Blacktrackers under SC Whelan out looking for the murderers. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964
Oct 1889 Unnamed. Woodlark Islands First mate of the Cuttter Albatross. Sick. Stayed onboard. Natives boarded and cut his throat. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964 Mainompty?
1890 Charlie Weir Haggarston Reef A Kanaka. Tomahawked on board “Annie”. Charles Burstow seriously wounded by crew. Premeditated.
1890 Dan Maynard Haggarston Reef Speared on board “Annie”. Fell overboard, native wife rescued him, but died of wounds.
1890 Unknown man Piper Island The Pine party. One of the murderers found floating on a log 6 miles north of Piper Island.
1890 Unknown man ? From the ship Ysabel.
1890 Harry Jones Princess Charlotte Bay Normanby River. Shot by 13 year old “Joker”. Jones threatened to shoot the boy, so the boy shot him.
Jan 1890 Mr Pratt Hardy’s Group Islands Black (Toby) speared him and stole his fishing Lugger. Weeks later, they almost killed his partner. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/199481609
26 Mar 1890 Chong Cum Hin Cooktown Speared
March 1890 Mr Wilson Batavia River Payback. Some Manilla men took women, so the natives raided the first camp they came to. Mr Wilson’s.
4 April 1890 George Dubrocca Sandgate Tomahawked in head and stabbed. A Frenchman
25 April 1890 Tom Parker George town Peak Downs. Speared. An elderly man. Into his lung.
May 1890 Unnamed Chinese 1 Mt Ringwood Diggings
May 1890 Unnamed Chinese 2 Mt Ringwood Diggings
May 1890 Unnamed Chinese 3 Mt Ringwood Diggings https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3530967
May 1890 Chinese shepherd Dugald River at Granada outstation.
19 July 1890 George Hobson Upper Barron River Stabbed with a scrub knife and tomahawk. In bed. Wouldn’t lend them gun, killed by his own “boys”. (Darkie) https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/235777747 AKA “Alligator Mick”
Aug 1890 HR Jones Cooktown Shot by his native worker “Connor”
Aug 1890 John Rowe Granada Station, Cloncurry A dogger. Murdered in broad daylight while skinning a sheep. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964
Aug 1890 Unnamed prospector Gunpowder Creek And his horse
Aug 1890 Unnamed man Seven River From the boat “Teatfish”
Sep 1890 Unnamed man 1 Batavia River Mr Murray speared, but survived. Wounded.
Sep 1890 Unnamed man 2 Batavia River Mr Murray speared, but survived. Wounded. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20286322
Sep 1890 Unnamed man 3 Batavia River Mr Murray speared, but survived. Wounded. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/64225077
Sep 1890 A Chinese gardener Limestone 9 miles from Limestone. Speared him, and robbed his hut. The Thornborough blacks are responsible.
Oct 1890 “Alligator” Mick Hoolahan Maytown Killed by “Charlie”
10 Nov 1890 Unnamed Chinese The Comet Near Rockhamption. Found dead in bed. Head wound.
Nov 1890 Unnamed man 1 Cooktown Bech-de-mer fisherman. Murdered by his native crew. His mate and an Aboriginal man also murdered.
Nov 1890 Unnamed man 2 Cooktown Bech-de-mer fisherman. Murdered by his native crew. His mate and an Aboriginal man also murdered.
1891 Unnamed Chinese 1 Palmersville, Cooktown 5 chinese have been killed here in the past 12 months. Sup Gee was the 5th victim
1891 Unnamed Chinese 2 Palmersville, Cooktown 5 chinese have been killed here in the past 12 months. Sup Gee was the 5th victim
1891 Unnamed Chinese 3 Palmersville, Cooktown 5 chinese have been killed here in the past 12 months. Sup Gee was the 5th victim https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97496378
1891 Unnamed Chinese 4 Palmersville, Cooktown 5 chinese have been killed here in the past 12 months. Sup Gee was the 5th victim https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52055734
Jan 1891 James Robinson Barrier Reef 4 natives responsible. Women. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71266898
Oct 1891 Unnamed man 2 Cairncross Island From the “Lady Denison”. Went to recruit natives and cut wood. Bodies found speared.
1891 Mr Caulder Boulia area He was stocking country he had taken up when killed. Killer from same tribe that killed William Byron Nathan 3 years later.
1891? James Hewson Boomerang Creek, Kangaroo Hills Employed 2 natives to carry swag. They wanted paymant part way there. He refused, murdered. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3538710
Aug – Oct 1892 Unnamed settler Dora Dora Police tracking the blacks in December 1892
25 Feb 1892 Sup Gee Palmersville, Cooktown A Chinese man. The Palmerville blacks killed him, about 7 miles up the river. His hut was looted, and his body taken. The fifth Chinese to be killed here in the past 12 months.
April 1892 Malay 1 Osborne Is?, Decouroy Head Offered help, then murdered, plundered and burnt their 2 prohas (boats). Tortoise shell traders.
April 1892 Malay 2 Osborne Is?, Decouroy Head Offered help, then murdered, plundered and burnt their 2 prohas (boats). Tortoise shell traders.
April 1892 Malay 3 Osborne Is?, Decouroy Head Offered help, then murdered, plundered and burnt their 2 prohas (boats). Tortoise shell traders.
April 1892 Malay 4 Osborne Is?, Decouroy Head Offered help, then murdered, plundered and burnt their 2 prohas (boats). Tortoise shell traders. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a397223.txt
April 1892 Malay 5 Osborne Is?, Decouroy Head Offered help, then murdered, plundered and burnt their 2 prohas (boats). Tortoise shell traders. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a397223.txt
1893 Pearler 1 Carpentier River
1893 Pearler 2 Carpentier River
Jan 1893 William Kellaway Innisfail Boat found at Mourilyan Harbour. Broken up. Killed by Myalls.
Mar 1893 Unnamed man 1 Lockhardt River Speared near the mouth of the river.
Mar 1893 Unnamed man 2 Lockhardt River Speared near the mouth of the river.
May 1893 Unnamed Japanese 1 Bathurst Bay Cooktown. From the boat Miranda. Looted. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964
May 1893 Unnamed Japanese 2 Bathurst Bay Cooktown. From the boat Miranda. Looted.
May 1893 George Waters Forbes Island Beche-de-mer fisherman. Attacked during the night. Tortured him.
June 1893 Unnamed Manilla Man 1 Seven River From the cutter Leonora. Killed by 2 mainland native crew. Boat covered in blood and abandoned. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964 4 manilla men were also assaulted. Crew of the Black Fish. On Boydon Cay.
June 1893 Unnamed Manilla man 2 Seven River From the cutter Leonora. Killed by 2 mainland native crew. Boat covered in blood and abandoned. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20347964 4 manilla men were also assaulted. Crew of the Black Fish. On Boydon Cay.
June 1893 Mr Kintu Schardon River On the mainland. Near the Batavia River. Committed by 3 Pine River natives. Beche-de-mer fisherman.  (Greenland?)
June 1893 Mr Pascul Schardon River On the mainland. Near the Batavia River. Committed by 3 Pine River natives. Beche-de-mer fisherman.
Jul 1893 Unnamed man 1 Ducie River …4 others murdered since July…. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183120790
Jul 1893 Unnamed man 2 Ducie River …4 others murdered since July…. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183120790
Jul 1893 Julius Unknown Beche-de-mer fisherman. Brutally assaulted with Anastatio and Lario. Julius died in hospital. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183120790
Oct 1893 Peter Mobeck Mapoon A beche-de-mer fisherman. No one was surprised to hear of Mobeck’s murder. It was almost to be expected. Beaten to death and thrown overboard. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183120790
Oct 1893 Martin Oien Mapoon Innocent innofensive man who happened to be on board at the time. Trying to help Peter Mobeck. Murdered by the Pine River Natives. Beaten to death and thrown overboard. Had a wooden leg. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183120790
Oct 1893 H Nichols Unknown Beche-de-mer fisherman. Thrown overboard at sea. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183120790
Nov? 1893 Charles Bruce Ducie River Scardon River mouth. Owner of cutter “Wren”. 7 Ducie River natives as crew. Killed the 2 white men. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Nov? 1893 Samuel Rowe Ducie River Scardon River mouth. Captain of “Wren”. Killed by Ducie River native crew. (4 others murdered since July)
Dec 1893 Henry Greenland Night Island, Cooktown On cutter “Beryl”. Killed by crew. Cutter set on fire. Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
Dec 1893 Unnamed Night Island, Cooktown On cutter “Beryl”. Killed by crew. Cutter set on fire.
1894 Constable Lanigan Herberton Shot dead by an ex native trooper named Norman while Lanigan attempted to arrest him.
1894 Unnamed Philippino Cairnross Island One man killed. 2 survived, and several left on a sand bank. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
March 1894 Mr Ferguson Mentana Station An elderly man. Speared through the lung. The Manager. Mr Du Moulin, was also speared later on. https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a397223.txt
April 1894 William T Baird Batavia River Miners. Mr Watson and Mr Rogers dangerously wounded. Surprised. Gunpowder stolen
April 1894 Mr Rogers Batavia River Miners. Mr Watson and Mr Rogers dangerously wounded. Died later. Gunpowder stolen https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71266898
14 May 1894 Jimmy Williams Mount Morgan “Jacky, an aborigine, murderously assaulted a Javanese named Jimmy Williams with a tomahawk, from effects of which Williams died the following day. Cause is supposed to be jealousy as Jackey wanted Jimmy William’s gin”. Jackey found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hanged.
Aug 1894 William Byron Nathan Walaya Station. Was at a corroboree with friendly natives, got speared for payback from another tribesman – Wallingerie.
1895 Unnamed man 1 Lawn Hill Killed with an aboriginal woman…hobson??? https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a397223.txt
1895 Unnamed man 2 Lawn Hill Killed with an aboriginal woman…hobson???
1895? Mr Watson Merluna Station 60 miles up the Watson River. Merluna Station was owned by the brothers Watson.
15 May 1895 Jimmy (Japanese) Mt Morgan Tomahawked by Jackie who went to man’s camp to get native woman. Tomahawked Jimmy in the head. Chopped to pieces.
2 Aug 1895 Ah You Mareeba Well known man. Murdered in his garden ½  mile from town.
Nov 1895 Mr Cannon Cooktown The mailman. Killed by the blacks.
16 Dec 1895 Ah Pee Clark Island Fishing camp. Frank Lee’s cook. Killed with an iron bar. Revenge for Frank’s behaviour. https://www.eurekastreet.com.au/uploads/File/pdf/EurekaStreetClassic/Vol3No10.pdf
Dec 1895 Frank Lee Clark Island Fishing camp. Killed with an iron bar. Native “Jimmy” killed too. Frank didn’t pay his man, and murdered.
1896 Frank Bowman Mitchell River A pistol shot from Bowman hit a black known to the court only as ‘Jimmy’. Jimmy hit Bowman in the eye with a spear. Mcintyre killed Jimmy with his rifle. Bowman died three days later. Mcintyre was never charged.
1896 Mr MacDonald Collingwood Bay “and party” were murdered while cooking dinner on the beach. 6 natives were murdered too.
1896 Unnamed 1 Collingwood Bay “and party” were murdered while cooking dinner on the beach. 6 natives were murdered too.
1896 Unnamed 2 Collingwood Bay “and party” were murdered while cooking dinner on the beach. 6 natives were murdered too.
1896 Unnamed 3 Collingwood Bay “and party” were murdered while cooking dinner on the beach. 6 natives were murdered too. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23383419
1896 Unnamed 4 Collingwood Bay “and party” were murdered while cooking dinner on the beach. 6 natives were murdered too.
29 April 1896 Macdonald Mackenzie Lakefield Station Killed by the Princess Charlotte Bay blacks.
May 1896 Ah Hing Palmerville Kennedy diggings
May 1896 Unnamed Moa Island Near Thursday Island. A black killed a health officer with an axe.
1897 Jacob Conn Cooktown The Palmer. Killed and eaten.
1897 Jack Cole Cloncurry Index to Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence 1859-1896
20 Dec 1898 Peter Polsen Cooktown Delivering supplies to a boat. Drowned on the way back by his own crew.
June 1899 Paul Paulsen Chester River  It is alleged that Aborigines murdered Paulsen at the Chester River. Mentions hiring a boat and that Constable Kenny and two Native Police troopers accompanied the search party.
Jun/Jul 1900 P Killane Ebeagoolah Prospector. Went missing. Eaten. Remains found.
1-Feb-01 Unnamed old man Morehead River Went missing.
28-Aug-01 Nellie Jounquay Taroom Cemetary Visiting mother’s grave. 13 throat wounds inflicted by Gilbert, who suicided by strychnine when arrested.
28-Aug-01 Baby Jounquay Taroom Cemetary 2 months old. Killed with his mother. Skull smashed in by Gilbert.
1903, 1 Aug Unnamed man Geraldton Man found with his throat cut. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/191811469
1903, 1 Jan Chinaman Kelly River  ? Murdered while crossing the Kelly River. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/191811469
1904, 1 Jan Unnamed 1    ? Reported via the German steamer Printz Waldemar. 2 Europeans, 2 Chinese, and 10 friendly natives. Punitive expedition killed 25 natives. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/191811469
1904, 1 Jan Unnamed 2    ? Via the Printz Waldermar. Also murdered 10 friendly natives. Tried to kill trader Rarner. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/191811469
1904, 1 Jan Chinaman 1    ? Reported via the Printz Waldermar. 8/03/1909?
1904, 1 Jan Chinaman 2    ? Reported via the German steamer Printz Waldermar. 2 Europeans, 2 Chinese, and 10 friendly natives. Punitive expedition killed 25 natives.
4 Sep. 1905 Peter Lumberg Cairns
6 Jul. 1907 Frederick May Woodlark Island A prospector. Shot in the back while sitting at a table, with writing material on the table and a pen in his right hand. Shot from outside by his employee, through a hole in the wall. Mitchell River Station.??
Feb. 1908 Peter Bee Aurukum Mission, Archer River. A Samoan missionary with the Presbyterian Church.
Jan. 1908 W Kelloway Geraldton
14 Jan. 1909 Jane Evitts (Janet) Jundah Widow. Fine horsewoman. Killed by Bismark. Black tracker. Bashed her head in and threw her into waterhole.
1909 Mr Skinner Chinchilla Murdered by Dick.
1909 George Robert Clemants Chinchilla Shot while camping at Baking Board by Dick Normanton, ex blacktracker. Mr Claxton wounded in throat by same bullet.
2 Sep. 1910 Frank McArthur Bowman Rutland Plains Station Speared 28 August by Mission blacks. In the head. Native boy Jimmy also killed. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7266949
6 Feb. 1911 Mr Blake Kooburra On the Alice River. Died in hospital
Jul. 1913 Unnamed man Attack Creek, Coen Killed and his body burnt. Mr Dodd’s man. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/69803804
1916 Malay 1 Cape Bradshaw Blacks on the English company island responsible.
1916  Malay 2 Cape Bradshaw
19 Oct. 1917 Rev Robert Hall Mornington Island Under siege for 10 days. Assistant wounded. Survivors escaped by boat. Head hacked off with an axe.
14 Jul. 1923 George Penrose Merauke, Thursday Island George and two natives murdered. Seven others wounded. The 2 natives were eaten. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206274118
1926/7? Unnown Japanese Caliboo Country An aboriginal man and woman also speared. On a lugger sailing along coast.
Jan-31 James (Scotty) Thompson Coleman River A Dogger. Speared. Lingering death. Shot himself and drank poison, but still didn’t die. Died from loss of blood eventually. Very cruel to his worker Peter, who killed him. Buried by other employees
UNKNOWN DATES
Unknown Archie Ferguson Lochnagar Station
Unknown Unnamed man North Pine / Caboulture Enlisted the help of Captain John Griffin, of  Whitesides station to help with the blacks.
Unknown shepherd 1 Murdering Gully Now known as Ingoldsby. On the Dawson River. A subsequent massacre of natives afterwards.
Unknown shepherd 2 Murdering Gully Now known as Ingoldsby. On the Dawson River. A subsequent massacre of natives afterwards. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Chinaman Murdering lagoons
Unknown A Chinese Leper Mt Albion On his way to the Leper station at Cooktown. Found speared. In the early days of Mt Albion.
Unknown man 1 thargominda Both buried alongside the Thargominda track. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown man 2 thargominda Both buried alongside the Thargominda track. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unnamed Miner Normanby Cooktown to Palmer. Dispute with 3 companions. One went via the river. Vanished. A tree near the Normanby River bore a date and names, and this stood as a memorial to the ill-fated party. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unnamed Miner Normanby Cooktown to Palmer. Dispute. One man went uphill. Native fires seen. Remains found by horse hunters. A tree near the Normanby River bore a date and names, and this stood as a memorial to the ill-fated party. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Mr Battle Normanby Cooktown to Palmer. Miner. Dispute. Went missing. Body never found. A tree near the Normanby River bore a date and names, and this stood as a memorial to the ill-fated party.
Unknown Unnamed Miner Normanby Tried to get to Cooktown via the beach  Killed by blacks as he counted his money. 20 sovereigns on ground. A tree near the Normanby River bore a date and names, and this stood as a memorial to the ill-fated party.  
Unknown Shanty Keeper Normanby Speared and eaten. The tent was riddled with spears and abandoned. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Mr Parker George Town https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unknown man 1 Yarrabah Mission Station Employer Bob Sturt. Living on the block to comply with the Act. Murdered one man.
Unknown Unknown man 2 Yarrabah Mission Station Employer Bob Sturt. Living on the block to comply with the Act. Drowned while fleeing black murderers. Body found at Mackay’s Creek by men rafting timber. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Billy Smith Boolbunda Mt Rose Reef. Near Gilbeys Station. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unnamed man 1 Russell River Goldfield A punitive, expedition wiped out very many members of the Russell River tribe. In Cooktown. 8 unnamed men https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unnamed man 2 Russell River Goldfield A punitive, expedition wiped out very many members of the Russell River tribe. In Cooktown. 8 unnamed men https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unnamed man 3 Russell River Goldfield A punitive, expedition wiped out very many members of the Russell River tribe. In Cooktown https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unnamed man 4 Russell River Goldfield A punitive, expedition wiped out very many members of the Russell River tribe. In Cooktown https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Unnamed man 5 Russell River Goldfield A punitive, expedition wiped out very many members of the Russell River tribe. In Cooktown
Unknown Unnamed man 6 Russell River Goldfield A punitive, expedition wiped out very many members of the Russell River tribe. In Cooktown
Unknown Alexander Hess Dawson River area Station owner, squatter https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42272412
Unknown Mr Lobbs Sheepstation Waterhole Ne Farm. Lobbs Gully. Old fashioned meat pot and musket barrel there years later.
Unknown Unknown man Harvey’s Creek A caretaker of a selection. Cruelly murdered.
Unknown Unknown man Duck Pond Creek Shepherd for Kirk and Sutherland. Body dug up by natives and speared to the ground. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71915592
Unknown John Hall Eton Vale
Unknown Mrs Ward Rockhampton Wife of a carrrier. Killed by native troopers/police
Unknown John Nevell Unknown Malakoff Creek Ngalakan people
Unknown James Nevell Unknown Malakoff Creek? Ngalakan people https://archive.org/stream/cu31924063745495/cu31924063745495
Unknown Shepherds Brisbane River Killed by “Boralcho”    Baker??? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128271479
Unknown Mr Gibbs Skeleton Creek Hughendon Station. A young man from Sydney. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128271479  
Unknown several men Lyndhurst The blacks in the vicinity of Lyndhurst In those days were a menace, and had already murdered several white men.
Unknown 3 or 4 shepherds Natal Downs   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128271479
Unknown 3 or 4 shepherds Natal Downs  
Unknown 3 or 4 shepherds Natal Downs  
Unknown 18 shepherds Cape River On Natal Downs. 18 killed in the first few years. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1303143
1860’s Mr La Soleux Near Charters Towers Prospector. Started down the peninsula from Cape York. All of his party killed. He made it to Charters . Towers and died from the effects of his spear wound.
Before Dec 1872 Harry Jones Cooktown Shot while asleep by his own black worker. Koolbunna Station. Had Laura hotel before. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1303143
Nov? 1872 Daniel Fletcher Leichardt Station, Burketown Watched until he was the only person left at camp. Cook. Tomahawked as he cut up meat. Ransacked camp. Cut his limbs off.