Frontier Wars

How (hard) They Fought: sophistication of First Nations’ resistance

2023-05-08T13:32:36+10:00May 8th, 2023|

John Menadue's online Public Policy Journal, Pearls and Irritations, brings the caring and concerned among us more news about Dr Ray Kerhove's new book, How They Fought, Boolarong Press, 2023 about how First Peoples fought to resist invasion and colonisation of Country from 1788: Read Dr Kerhove's 1 May [...]

“Help Us Bury Our Dead” on 25 April 2023

2023-04-21T11:50:55+10:00April 21st, 2023|

Media Release  20 April 2023 "Help Us Bury Our Dead on 25 April 2023" Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia Asserting Australia's First Nations Sovereignty into Governance Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the [...]

Yagan story told on ‘Stuff the British Stole’

2022-12-08T08:45:40+11:00December 8th, 2022|

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's podcast and TV series, Stuff the British Stole, Series 1, has devoted its sixth episode, 'Return', to Noongar warrior Yagan's story. The documentary examines how Yagan met his death defending Noongar country from British colonists. His remains were missing for more than a century. The fight [...]

Australian War Memorial ‘runs away’ from Frontier Wars

2022-12-08T08:21:02+11:00December 8th, 2022|

Despite some recent indications that the Australian War Memorial is considering "a broader and deeper" coverage of frontier wars fought on Australia soil, David Stephens points out that the space to be allocated will be "proportionate" and "modest". Read more in 'The War Memorial trial is again running away from the [...]

Liffey Falls’ dark history remembered on anniversary of 1827 massacre

2022-10-02T08:25:52+11:00October 2nd, 2022|

One hundred and. ninety four years ago, on 24 June 1827, between 30 and 120 Pallittore people were killed in a colonists' reprisal at Tasmania's Liffey Falls. Read more in Jessica Willard's story in The Examiner of 24 June 2021:

The power of Truganini: reclaiming a hero’s story

2022-10-01T12:05:41+10:00October 1st, 2022|

Truganini has often been mis-represented as 'the last palawa Aboriginal', which is completely false.  Dan Butler tells the truth about palawa woman Truganini and her life in his article, 'The power of Truganini: reclaiming a hero's story', NITV News, 28 September 2022: Portrait of Truganini [picture]/ [C.A. [...]

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