This Friday, we remember a key event in Queenslandâ€™s colonial history. For the fifth consecutive year Toowoomba residents will gather to mark the anniversary of the Battle of One Tree Hill. This battle occurred 176 years ago and it was a critical moment in the more than five years of fierce resistance led by local Warrior Multuggerah.
â€œRemembering the courage and resilience of Multuggerah and his fighters as they sought to protect their country helps us have a truer sense of our local history,â€ stated Dr David Tutty, one of the organisers and a member of the group, Friends of Multuggerah.
As organisers, we see that commemorating the battle and Multuggerahâ€™s resistance is necessary in understanding how we can respectfully work towards a more just future.
This year we have Revâ€™d Dr Ray Barraclough speaking on â€œThere are no exits from historyâ€. Revâ€™d Barraclough is a retired Biblical scholar who sees the need to engage with and face all parts of our Australian history, even the most difficult of past events.
Our commemoration will also acknowledge Uncle Darby McCarthyâ€™s contributions and launch local historians Dr Ray Kerkhove and Frank Uhrâ€™s book â€œThe Battle of One Tree Hillâ€.
Date: Friday September 13th
Venue: Bill Gouldâ€™s Look Out, Tobruk Drive, Picnic Point, Toowoomba
Ph 0428 130 895