Welcome the the Australian Frontier Conflicts (1788-1940s) website. This website seeks to document the conflicts between European colonists and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples.

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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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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre 2021

July 21st, 2021|

Despite the bad weather at Bingara, New South Wales over the June long weekend, the 2021 Myall Creek Massacre memorial ceremony went ahead.  Sophie Scanlon, NBN News, 13 June 2021, reported on the ceremony [...]

Australia Was Founded on Genocide. It’s Time to Make Amends.

July 14th, 2021|

Gary Pearce reviews Henry Reynolds' book Truth-telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement for Jacobin magazine, 27 June 2021: Read the review: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/06/australia-genocide-first-nations-indigenous-truth-telling-henry-reynolds-review

Eucalytus exhibition a means for truth-telling

July 14th, 2021|

Sydney's Powerhouse Museum is holding an exhibition, Eucalyptusdom, that is a way to tell the truth about Australia's history. Read more in Rachel Knowles' story from the National Indigenous Times on 6 July 2021: https://nit.com.au/eucalyptus-exhibition-a-means-for-truth-telling/ [...]