The following database intends to survey all the collective fights among Australian Aborigines that were reported in the litterature. The sources may be professional ethnographies, as well as newspapers articles or personal memories. The events cover whatever form of fight, from a feud to a pitched battle or a raid, given that it opposed two collectivies.

Whenever possible, the database records the presumed date and location of the fight, number of people involved, the number of casualties (dead and injured), the type and the motivation of the confrontation. Each item is sourced, and the corresponding extract is included. In addition of being listed in the table view of the database, all the events are located on the interactive map.

Everyone may submit additional events that are missing in the database by sending me an email.

Christophe DARMANGEAT
Lecturer in Economics and Social anthropology
Université de Paris

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Website credits: Justine LO & Lucas VERRIERE