Stradbroke and Moreton Islands 1832-1833

Stradbroke and Moreton Islands 1832-1833

There are three rather conflicted written accounts of conflict between soldiers and Aboriginal groups, roughly between 1832 and 1833.  Oral traditions of the Aboriginal residents add further details.

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Figure 1: Amity Point Pilot Station in the 1830s

The conflict seems to have erupted over killings and counter-killings involving the European staff of the Amity Point pilot station and a local headman, who was killed in a fishing trip. According to one account (of Thomas Welsby) the result was a day-long pitched battle against a group