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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Mount Dispersion, site of a massacre of Aboriginal people in 1836, has been recognised as a Declared Aboriginal Place. The gazettal, on 24 April 2020, of the site gives it legal recognition and protection as [...]
Owing to the corona virus pandemic, the 20th anniversary Myall Creek Memorial ceremony has been cancelled. However the Friends of Myall Creek are planning a virtual Annual Gathering. Read more from the Friends below. [...]
Although the National Museum of Australia is not open to the public due to the corona virus pandemic, anyone interested in the anniversary of the 250th voyage of HMS Endeavour and the untold stories [...]
Today, 29 April 2020, is 250 years since Captain James Cook and crew from HMS Endeavour landed at Kundal, known in English as Kurnell, on Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. But Aboriginal [...]
Cook's arrival revisited A sketch of Cook and his party preparing to land at Kundal, Botany Bay, 29 April 2020 (Wikimedia) The 250th anniversary of the voyage by Captain [...]