Site Name Battle Mountain, Cloncurry
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kalkadoons
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -19.502,140.435,0
Date Between 1 Sep 1884 and 30 Sep 1884
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 20
Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes
Attacker Category Native police
Attacker Details native police
Motive Reprisal
Type Of Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used sniders
Narrative Native police led by Sub Inspector Frederick Urquhart and assisted by Alexander Kennedy avenged the killing of a Chinese shepherd on Granada staton 70kms north of Cloncurry. They encountered Kalkadoon warriors on a hill and called on them to surrender.There was an affray in which 'an unknown number of men, women and children were killed.'
Sources Bottoms 2013: 164-6. (Sources PDF)
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