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Aboriginal ghost voices of Battle Mountain. QLD
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:34:58 PM »
We often think that ghost stories are an exclusive anglophone Celtic thing. In truth the belief is universal in all cultures. Even in the one of the most oldest living cultures. Such as the earliest inhabitants of this nation. They have many stories and superstitions if only we care to listen to them.

The following story was passed down by the Kalkadoon tribal elders....

Kajabbi, in the rugged ranges of the Barkly Tablelands, is the heart of Kalkadoon country. Early settlers feared the Kalkadoons, a proud and courageous Aboriginal nation of disciplined fighters and masters of guerrilla tactics.

Small bands of warriors would swoop down on outlying farms, spear settlers and cattle, burn buildings and disappear back into the rocky hills as swiftly and silently as they came. After dozens of settlers were killed and a native police contingent ambushed, the authorities came to realise that the Kalkadoons were not going to give up their territory as easily as other tribes.

In September 1884, Police Sub-Inspector Urquhart, appointed to take charge of the district, assembled a large force of native police and squatters and set out on a punitive expedition to wipe out the Kalkadoons.

The Kalkadoon warriors took up a strong defensive position on a hill known to this day as Battle Mountain, and the largest pitched battle between black and white in Australia took place on this boulder-strewn hillside.

When they reached the foot of the hill the police and squatters were welcomed with a shower of spears and rocks hurled down from above. Urquhart fell from a blow to the head; when he regained consciousness he divided his forces to attack on two fronts.

When the battle turned against them the Kalkadoons made a fatal mistake. They formed ranks and charged down the hillside, straight into the blazing carbines of their enemies. Wave after wave of warriors was mowed down in a thick hail of bullets.

The descendants of white settlers in the area say that the sounds of that massacre can still be heard carried on the wind around Battle Mountain when the moon is full.

The ghosts of fallen and dying can be heard to this day for those willing to venture into the sacred land of battle mountain where one of saddest terrible events of our colonial history took place.

The picture below is off Battle mountain in day light.

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Re: Aboriginal ghost voices of Battle Mountain. QLD
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 01:45:49 PM »
One such story connected to Battle mountain a gold prospector lost in the bush in the 1930's one night ended up wandering on Battle mountain. He claimed he was haunted by aboriginal voices all about him. The cries of anguish got so loud it was almost screaming in his ears which drove him to run through the night until he found by chance the next morning nearly dead from exhaustion.

Does these disembodied spirits still haunt the mountain?

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Re: Aboriginal ghost voices of Battle Mountain. QLD
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 05:22:49 PM »
There was so much slaughter of Indigenous people. Queensland was no exception. I find some of the most difficult ghosts and energies are Indigenous.
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Re: Aboriginal ghost voices of Battle Mountain. QLD
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 08:34:08 AM »
Hello Christine

The ancient aboriginals had a special way of trapping restless spirits, especially murderers and suicides. They were buried between 4 trees marked with tribal territory markings and symbolic incantations of the four wandering directions for restless spirit.

 White man came and saw carvings and removed many from original positions as collectors items. However releasing these trapped restless spirits once one of the four marked carvings on the trees are removed breaking the barrier between the living and the dead.

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Re: Aboriginal ghost voices of Battle Mountain. QLD
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 06:23:14 PM »
For those of aboriginal and Torres strait ancestry the following picture are of past relatives long deceased. Please do no look at following if you find the following pictures culturally disturbing.

The following picture show how the Kalkadoon tribal group was of fighting tribal class and was prepared to defend they territory from the encroachment of white settlers. The clash of 2 culture invariably ended up with Kalkadoons physically defeated but as plaque tell the story of infamous battle but not in spirit.

Does the ghosts of the brave and proud people still haunt the mountain?

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Re: Aboriginal ghost voices of Battle Mountain. QLD
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 11:12:47 PM »
There are still to this day occasional reports of visitors hearing strange voices.

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