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In Australia, aboriginals kill seventeen settlers in a remote area of Queensland

Australia, 1857, zoomable map
10/19/1861
In a remote area of Queensland on the Comet River, 400 miles from Brisbane, local aboriginals fell into a dispute with the settlers at Will's Station and killed all but two of the white men and their families there, seventeen people in all. One of the survivors was able to ride for help while the other hid. Help arrived three days later and, reportedly, local settlers began to inflict reprisals on the native population killing up to thirty.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 204-205.  

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