Site Name Battle Mountain, Cloncurry
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group Kalkadoons
Colony QLD
Present State/Territory QLD
Police District
Latitude -19.502
Longitude 140.435
Date Between 1 Sep 1884 and 30 Sep 1884
Attack Time day
Victims Aboriginal People
Victims Killed 20
Victims Killed Notes
Attackers Colonisers: Native Police
Attackers Killed 1
Attackers Killed Notes
Transport Horse
Motive Reprisal
Weapons Used Firearms, 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.' None of the attacking party were wounded.
Sources Bottoms 2013: 164-6. (Sources PDF)
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