A much-needed publication is now available on how First Nations used tactics during Australia’s frontier conflicts. Queensland historian Dr Ray Kerkhove has spent many years of research into how First Nations resisted colonisation, revealed in his book How They Fought: Indigenous Tactics and Weaponry of Australia’s Frontier Wars. Among the most effective resistance was that of Wiradjuri warriors from central-west New South Wales.

Read more in the story, ‘New book reveals sophistication of Indigenous tactics during frontier wars,’ by Micaela Hambrett and Mollie Gorman, ABC Central West, 18 April 2023:

Left: Image thought to be that of the Wiradjuri warrior, Windradyne from the Bathurst area of New South Wales.