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1843: Battle of One Tree Hill near Toowoomba, QLD, between Aboriginal landowners and European settlers

12 September All day

“In the early years of European settlement on the Darling Downs relations between the two races were mostly friendly. However, by the 1840s relations had turned sour. The European settlers did not understand the indigenous population’s deep spiritual connection to the land and so often treated their sacred sites (natural features of the land) poorly. This led to tension and soon conflict. The most famous and serious of conflicts on the Downs was the Battle of One-Tree Hill which took place on what is now known as Table Top Mountain.”

Indigenous History | Toowoomba Region