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The Kalkadoon Wars
LocationMount Isa region, western Queensland
Result British victory
British colonists Kalkadoon people
Casualties and losses

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

Europeans started settling in the Kalkadoon's 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 guerilla war.[1]

Battle Mountain

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


  1. "Kalkadoon", Chern'ee Sutton accessed 19 February 2014
  2. "The Land", Australian Museum accessed 19 February 2014

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