The Battle of One Tree Hill Commemoration remembers one of Colonial Queensland’s most significant resistance campaigns when the great warrior Multuggerah led Aboriginal tribes throughout Southern Queensland protecting his people, culture and country.
The Friends of Multuggerah welcomes all co
mmunity members to honour the anniversary of one of the few Aboriginal victories in Queensland’s history.
The event Includes an impressive line up of prominent speakers, Local students from Mary Mackillop Catholic College will share their learnings and understanding of The Battle of One Tree Hill. Dr Ray Kerkhove and Frank Uhr will launch their new book ‘The Battle of One Tree Hill and a performance of the Carmody Family Collaboration, “Song for Multuggerah”.
1843 — Jagera people, led by Multuggerah, block supply routes to the Darling Downs. This leads to a violent confrontation in the Lockyer Valley between squatters and Aborigines known as the Battle of One Tree Hill where the squatters are defeated.
This sketch depicts an attack by squatters on an Aboriginal camp, in retaliation for the Battle at One Tree Hill in 1843.
CREDIT: Pencil Sketch by Thomas Domville-Taylor, from the Patty Ffoulkes Scrapbook, 1840-1844