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Australian Frontier Conflicts: 1839 letter reveals violence in colonial Melbourne

2018-07-18T01:29:19+10:00July 18th, 2018|

WFE Liardet (1840), Tullamareena escaping from the first Melbourne gaol in 1838. State Library of Victoria collection. Australian Frontier Conflicts: The University of Melbourne's Dr Katherine Ellinghaus, brings to light an 1839 letter that reveals the frontier violence that happened around colonial Melbourne. Read more at: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/criss-cross-history-hidden-in-a-letter One story [...]

Conference to rethink Australian colonialism

2018-07-18T01:37:45+10:00July 17th, 2018|

H. Calvert, 'A Deadly Encounter', 1870s. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. (Picture digitally coloured). The University of Melbourne has called for papers by Friday 3 August 2018 for "Colonialism and its Narratives: rethinking the colonial archive in Australia conference" to be held on 10–11 December [...]

Revamp inspired by Yagan

2018-07-11T08:11:37+10:00July 11th, 2018|

The City of Albany in Western Australia is proposing to update its Alison Hartman Gardens that includes a statue of Mokare, who did much to inform colonists about the culture and beliefs of the local Noongar people. The revamp has been inspired by Yagan Square in the centre of Western [...]

New magazine details violent history between colonists and Anaiwan speakers

2018-07-10T23:21:04+10:00July 10th, 2018|

University of New England researchers have produced a new magazine, Resisting New England, detailing frontier conflicts that occurred between colonists and Anaiwan speakers between 1832 and the mid-1840s. The magazine is aimed primarily at Anaiwan people from the New England area of New South Wales, Australia. Read more about the [...]

The Anaiwan Frontier Wars–reclaiming history in New England

2018-07-10T23:19:55+10:00July 10th, 2018|

Two researchers at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, have released a new magazine detailing frontier wars in the New England area from 1832 to the mid-1840s. Read more and listen to the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association's audio of 30 January 2018 at: https://caama.com.au/news/2018/restoring-new-england-a-reclamation-of-history-in-the-anaiwan-frontier-wars  

Jandamarra: The outlaw who fought to save his country and people from colonisation

2018-07-04T07:10:56+10:00July 4th, 2018|

ABC Kimberley's Emily Jane Smith retells the story of Bunuba warrior, Jandamarra, in her story posted on 4 July 2018 at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-04/iconic-australian-landscape-home-to-fierce-warrior/9936054 Below is an image of the entrance to Tunnel Creek, Western Australia, that was one of Jandamarra's headquarters in his three-year battle to protect his people and country [...]

Australia’s frontier killings still escape official memory

2018-06-09T01:10:56+10:00June 9th, 2018|

Myall Creek, New South Wales, Australia. It was on Myall Creek station that stockmen massacred 28 Aboriginal men, women and children on 10 June 1838. The trial of 11 convicts and former convicts for the murders created a sensation because, at the time, Europeans were hardly ever charged with [...]

Waterloo Bay massacre commemorated 170 years later with memorial

2018-05-30T20:58:46+10:00May 30th, 2018|

A massacre of Aboriginal people at Waterloo Bay, Elliston, South Australia has been commemorated with a memorial 170 years on. Read more in Nicola Gage's story dated 19 May 2017 on ABC News online at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-19/waterloo-bay-massacre-commemorated-170-years-later-with-memorial/8539416