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November 6, 2017

Call for national day of remembrance for Australia’s frontier wars

A Ngunnawal elder believes the true [sic] reconciliation cannot be achieved in Australia until the government recognises the existence of thefrontier wars between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Katie Burgess, ABC News online, 7 March 2016
November 6, 2017

Artist says new monument to executed Aborigines is a ‘war memorial’

Carolyn Webb, The Age, 26 November 2015 Melbourne’s first memorial to two men executed in 1842 will serve as a war memorial to Aboriginal people’s clashes with colonists, according to the artist of the winning design. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/artist-says-new-monument-to-executed-aborigines-is-a-war-memorial-20151126-gl8ug9.html
November 6, 2017

Artist Ben Quilty confronts colonial denial with Aboriginal massacre site artworks

Andrew Stephens, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 December 2014 Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/artist-ben-quilty-confronts-colonial-denial-with-aboriginal-massacre-site-art-works-20141206-1217ca.html/a>
November 6, 2017

Why the number of Indigenous deaths in the frontier wars matters

If new research is right, Australia should be poised for a new debate about its bloody colonial genesis and the near eradication of one of the world’s oldest peoples Paul Daley, The Guardian, 15 July 2014
November 6, 2017

‘Was Sydney’s smallpox outbreak in 1789 an act of biological warfare against Aboriginal tribes?’

Chris Warren, ‘Okham’s Razor’, ABC Radio National, 17 April 2014 at http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/was-sydneys-smallpox-outbreak-an-act-of-biological-warfare/5395050