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 [...]
Badtjala artist and academic, Fiona Foley, is calling for the name of Griffith University to be changed. The university, located in Queensland was named after Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, Australia's first high court justice and an author of the Australian Constitution. Sir Samuel Griffith was an attorney-general or Queensland [...]
https://nit.com.au/aunty-sallys-joy-as-massacre-site-handed-back-to-darumbal-people/ Also have a look at the earlier post on this website today, 24 April 2022, about the handover of control of this reserve to the Darumbul people.
Barrister Tony McAvoy SC advocates for truth commissions and treaties with First Peoples.in his 2021 Dr Charles Perkins oration. In recent years, encouraging the broader Australian public to take an interest in Indigenous Affairs has proven both difficult and problematic, as it is commonly punctuated by calls for Aboriginal [...]
Cricket Australia, AFL to consult First Nations about Tom Wills’ possible involvement in Aboriginal Massacres
For more on this story read: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-19/cricket-australia-afl-respond-to-tom-wills-allegations/100473956 posted on ABC Sport on 19 September 2021
In a recent article, Russell Jackson, delves into whether there is any truth in an 1895 Chicago Tribune story about the involvement of a pioneer of Australian Rules Football, Tom Wills, in reprisals after the 1861 Cullin-la-ringo massacre. Jackson's story: "Experts add weight to discovery that sporting hero Tom [...]
Tully Falls, Queensland UNESCO World Heritage listed Wet Tropics, Far North Queensland, Australia. Photo: Wikipedia Australian Terrorism, by Stanley Lenoy, of Stan Lenoy Films, published in September 2018 was a short video about massacres that occurred in the Tully/Innifail region of colonial Queensland. The video included [...]