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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Friends of Myall Creek competition entries close 31 May 2021

May 5th, 2021|

Thoughts 'N' Dreams Competition 2021 Theme Friends of Myall Creek Memorial student art, writing and song competition entries close Monday 31st May 2021. Enter now. More details at: https://myallcreek.org/2021/04/05/thoughts-n-dreams-competition/

Calls to reinvent Anzac Day to Remember Frontier Conflicts

April 21st, 2021|

Many Australians are calling for Anzac Day to be reinvented as attendances at services have plummeted in recent years, so writes Romain Fathi of Flinders University today (21 April 2021) in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/crowds-at-dawn-services-have-plummeted-in-recent-years-its-time-to-reinvent-anzac-day-157313? [...]

Mervyn Bishop Exhibition on show in Canberra

March 27th, 2021|

Mervyn Bishop by Greg Lee Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm until 1 August 2021 Tickets: $13 adult / $10 concession and Friends [...]