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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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.

Push for heritage recognition of Wombeetch Puyuun monument

July 10th, 2022|

Matt Neal of ABC Southwest, Victoria writes about the push to have Heritage Victoria recognise a 19th-century monument and grave honouring warrior Wombeetch Puyuun and the Camperdown district's First People. Memorial to Wombeetch Puyuun and [...]

Frontier Wars: commemorate at the Australian War Memorial

July 8th, 2022|

Yet another call for the commemoration of Australia's frontier wars at the Australian War Memorial has been made–this time by Dr Sue Wareham, President of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War. Listen to [...]

Jane Morrison 2012–2022