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A nest of hornets : the massacre of the Fraser family at Hornet Bank station, Central Queensland 1857 and related events

Reid, Gordon Stephen


Just after the full moon had set early on 27 October 1857, Aborigines entered a darkened homestead on the Dawson River, Central Queensland, and killed all the men, except one who was knocked unconscious and left for dead. Then they induced the women and children outside and, after some deliberation, raped the three eldest and killed them all. The station family's name was Fraser and the tribe blamed for the attack was later known as the Jiman. The place was Hornet Bank sheep station, 30...[Show more]

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Date published: 1981
Type: Thesis (Masters)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7638aee6194


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