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The Flying Foam Massacre was a series of murders at Flying Foam Passage at Nickol Bay in the Dampier region of Western Australia between February and May 1868.[1]

Following the killing of two police and two settlers by some local Yaburara people,[2] settlers from the Roebourne area killed an unknown number of Yaburara. The number of dead are estimated between 20 to 150.[3] The Government Resident in Roebourne at the time was R. J. Sholl.[4]

The legacy of the killing is tied in with more recent issues concerning aboriginal heritage on the Burrup Peninsula [5] and with the lack of information about such events.[6]

See also

Notes

  1. Dyson, Michael R. (2002) Flying Foam Massacre : a grey era in the history of the Burrup Peninsula: British justice or downright vengeful bloody murder. Karratha, W.A. Printed by Karratha CAD Centre
  2. History of Roebourne
  3. Timelines
  4. Sholl Biography in the Australian Dictionary of Biography
  5. Four Corners - 20 March 2000: Secret White Mens Business
  6. REGIONAL REPORT OF INQUIRY INTO UNDERLYING ISSUES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 12.9 CURRICULUM CONTENT AND TEACHER TRAINING

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