Welcome to my Kalkadoon page. Please sign the Guest Book. I would like to hear your views!!!

Name: Astrid Poes
Date: 11/23/2014
Message: My mother was Grace Condren/Delphin proud to be Kalkadoon

Name: amanda cameron
Date: 07/24/2014
Message: hi country my grandmother was topsy harry my fathers name is banjo finlay,are we family?

Name: Terry J Verz
Date: 06/04/2014
Message: Wow ! Just the Best, what else can I say.

Name: Margaret Hornagold
Date: 12/11/2013
Message: Congratulations on your art; your sporting success and your grand mother was so very proud of what you have achieved. My favourite memory is of you winning the Hec Hogan sprint at Browne Park when you were in Year 12.

Name: Patricia Erlandsen
Date: 06/16/2013
Message: Hey Sid WOW! you could have let me know about this other side of your personality when I met you during training at Shalm. Love it Patricia

Name: Sandy Sonnleitner
Date: 05/02/2013
Message: Congratulations on your art and on teaching the aboriginal culture around the world Sid. And also on your football career! I knew when you were six and rang rings around your older brothers you'd be awesome!

Name: big bull
Date: 10/08/2012
Message: Where did you get your info from. You need to find out from the true Kalkadoon people, not those people that wanna be Kalkadoon people for the money. What have the Kalkadoon people got to show for there land. Who are the real people,

Name: Zoe Davey
Date: 09/24/2012
Message: Great to read about our indigenous history. My sisters and I have longed to connect with our people and learn of where we came from - the Kalkadoons.

Name: Tracey Balk
Date: 04/19/2012
Message: little dick in new farm haw haw

Name: Rose-ann Kruger
Date: 02/07/2012
Message: I was born in Mt Isa in 1965 but have only just heard of the story of the Kalkadoon and Battle Mountain....Planning to visit and tour the site.


BattleMountain - near Mt.Isa

The Kalkadoons were nomadic people of groups/clans seldom no larger than 20 adults. Survival depended on conservation of water. They camped in one area and would stay until food resources became limited, normally only a few weeks; they would then move on. Travelling for 20-30 miles at a time, they would not return to an area for up to 2 years.
Kalkadoon men were tall, muscular, with magnificent physique and endurance. They towered over their European opponents. Men were nearly all bearded. They wore their hair long and wavey; in rope like coils with a band of red or the tail of a dingo attatched.
Kalkadoon were fierce, aggessive and independant people,  and were great opponents to the whites.
Kalkadoon land was rich in foods. Possum, bandicoots, birds, kangaroo, fish, ants, grubs, crayfish, frogs, reptiles, and caterpillars were plentiful. Combined with seeds, berries, vines, edible roots, capers and peas; they had a well balanced diet.
Fighting poles, clubs, knives and tomahawks made of both stone and metal, fighting boomerangs, spears, woomeras and shields.
Kalkadoons occupied the area surrounding what is now know as Mt. Isa, in Queensland, Australia. The lands extended east to Cloncurry, west to the Georgina River, north to the O'Shanassy and Seymour Rivers, and south beyound the Selwyn Ranges and to Sulieman Creek.
The country was crisscrossed by many gullies, gorges and ravines, and little has changed to today. The environment was very rugged and mountainous. Water conservation was very important to the Kalkadoons' survival. This was to be one of the main causes of conflict between the white settlers and the Kalkadoons. It was a naturally defensive terrain for the Kalkadoons and it aided them in their 10 years of gureilla warfare (1874 - 1884) with white settlers and officials.
"Battle Mountain"
In 1884, on what is now know as Battle Mountain, there was an immense battle that almost wiped out the Kalkadoon people from history. Battle mountain is located approx. 80 km north of Mt. Isa. It is recorded that on the mountain were 1000 Kalkadoon men, women and children.
A paramilitary force was assembled by the white officials to break the back of the highly successful Kalkadoon war. The 600 Kalkadoon warriors certainly outnumbered the 200 troopers, but because of the superior weaponery of the white officials, the battle ended with a courageous but suicidal Kalkadoon charge down the mountain into 200 troopers on horseback with guns.
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