Call for Marion Bay, Tasmania to be renamed 250 years after first encounter between Europeans and Tasmanian Aboriginal people

2022-03-07T14:13:15+11:00March 7th, 2022|

Two hundred and fifty years ago, on 7 March 1772, a First Nations man was killed in Tasmania'a south-east during a violent encounter between Europeans and Aboriginal people. Marion Bay, named after the French explorer, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, the first European to encounter Tasmanian Aboriginal people when he landed at [...]

Invasion Day 2022–still divisive

2022-02-02T15:29:13+11:00February 2nd, 2022|

"Australia Day" continues to be devisive–some for it, some against Protest March, Canberra ACT, Australia, 26 January 2022. Photo: Jane Morrison As elsewhere in Australia, the pain of 26 January was felt strongly in Tasmania as images of departed ancestors such as Mannarlargenna, William Lanne, and Fanny [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Frontier Wars making news again in lead up to Anzac Day

2018-04-09T22:58:16+10:00April 9th, 2018|

  On Anzac Day, 25 April 2017, after the National Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony, First Nations people laid wreathes, commemorating the fallen in the frontier wars, at the Stone of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Photo: Jane Morrison The Victorian government and the Returned Services League (RSL), are [...]

Monuments to Aboriginals’ 1842 execution ‘first step’ to recognising brutal past

2017-12-06T02:57:08+11:00November 6th, 2017|

Carolyn Webb, The Age, 11 September 2016 Read more at: https://www.theage.com.au/victoria/monument-to-aboriginals-1842-execution-first-step-to-recognising-brutal-past-20160911-grdvbx.html More about the story of these two significant Aboriginal warriors is on the City of Melbourne's website at: https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/melbourne-profile/aboriginal-culture/Pages/tunnerminnerwait-and-maulboyheener.aspx

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