Clark, I. A Government Notice condemned the practice of killing Aborigines and kidnapping their children. They were characterised by a break down in law and order enabling some convicts to escape into the bush; a shortage of fresh meat; and an imbalance between the sexes with one white woman to four white men.
The Brisbane Courier. Archived from the original on 11 November
By then over soldiers were on duty in the Settled Districts supported by about 20 field police. Retrieved 22 January These outposts, consisting of military personnel, convicts and free settlers, gradually evolved into small agricultural communities around Hobart in the south and Launceston in the north.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Four Aborigines were hanged for these offences.
Retrieved 17 November The Express And Telegraph Adelaide. But the reprisal killings that followed the original incident were not made public for 30 years, when historian James Bonwick interviewed James Gumm, the stockman who raised the alarm.
The Advertiser. Retrieved 12 September
The Pilbarra Goldfield News. The West Australian. Retrieved 20 November