Welcome the the Australian Frontier Conflicts (1788–1940s and Beyond) website. It seeks to document the frontier conflicts between European colonists and Australia’s First Peoples. The author of, and contributors to, the Australian Frontier Conflicts website acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today and in the future.

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‘Mounted Police and Blacks’ by Godfrey Charles Mundy, 1852.
Depicts the killing of Aboriginals at Slaughterhouse Creek (Waterloo Creek), New South Wales by British troops in 1838. Australian War Memorial ART 50023, www.awm.gov.au/collection/ART50023

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Note: In 2019 news items related to the Australian Frontier Wars website were posted on Facebook while the website was experiencing technical problems. There is no longer a Facebook page related to this website.

Dora Dora massacre evidence accidentally uncovered

October 7th, 2023|

Former TV host Sheridan Jobbins has accidentally uncovered evidence of a massacre on Dora Dora Station in the Upper Murray, Victoria in the 1830s. Read more in Sarah Krieg's story, ABC Goulburn/Murray, Thursday 5 [...]

Crowther statue removal appealed

September 20th, 2023|

Although the Development Application for the removal of the William Crowther statue in Hobart's Franklin Square was passed on 23 August 2023, the Hobart City Council's decision has been appealed. Read more in the [...]

Blackmans Point Massacre Site, near Port Macquarie, New South Wales declared an Aboriginal Place earlier this year

September 20th, 2023|

Blackman's Point, on the Lands of the Birpai people, near Port Macquarie, New South Wales was recognised as an important massacre site and as an Aboriginal Place earlier this year. Read more: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/blackmans-point-massacre-site-declared-an-aboriginal-place-in-new-south-wales See [...]

Compiled by Jane Morrison 2012–2022. Updated 25, 30 October, 23 November 2022.