Kalkadoon Wars

The Kalkadoon Wars were a series of encounters between European colonists and the Kalkadoon people of Australia.

The Kalkadoon Wars
Date1870-1890
Location
Mount Isa region, western Queensland
Result British victory
Belligerents
British colonists Kalkadoon people
Casualties and losses
900

Europeans started settling in the Kalkadoons' homelands around 1860. At first relations were peaceful, but as numbers of new settlers increased, things became more hostile and the Kalkadoons eventually resorted to guerrilla war.[1]

Battle MountainEdit

In 1884 the Kalkadoons killed five native police and a prominent pastoralist. The Queensland Government sent in heavily armed police and ended up fighting the Kalkadoon at Battle Mountain. The Europeans were ultimately victorious.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chern’ee Sutton. "Kalkadoon history". cherneesutton.com.au. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ "The Land". Australian Museum. Retrieved 10 August 2018.