Meaning of snipe shooting in English:

snipe shooting


mass noun historical, euphemistic Australian
  • (in white usage) the practice of hunting and killing Aboriginal people with guns.

    ‘women and children were completely unprotected from settlers who chose to go out and do a bit of snipe shooting’
    • ‘Private persons go out to kill blacks and call it 'snipe-shooting'.’
    • ‘"Snipe-shooting parties", whose real game was Aborigines, were common.’
    • ‘Some whites regarded 'snipe shooting' as a 'Sunday' sport.’
    • ‘Shooting aboriginals became sport—"snipe-shooting" they called it, and hungry aboriginals were poisoned like rats.’
    • ‘The indigenous population was so reduced by disease, malnutrition, and human 'snipe-shooting parties'.’