Cape Grim Massacre

Horton, David
January 1994
Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia;1994, Vol. 1, p180
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for Cape Grim Massacre, an incident which saw the attack of a group four shepherds by Aboriginal people in northwest Tasmania in 1827, is presented. The attack was said to be either unprovoked or mounted since the shepherds had stolen some Aboriginal women. The incident resulted in one shepherd being speared in the thigh, while some sheep being driven off the cliff at Cape Grim.


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