Victoria colonial history

Truth of Victoria’s colonisation aired at Yoorrook Justice Commission

2024-04-06T14:32:08+11:00April 6th, 2024|

'The British initially thought Victoria's rapid colonisation in the 1830s was illegal, and were concerned by its violence,' read Kate Ashton's article and a view a video clip from the Yoorrook Justice Commission here on ABC News, Victoria, 5 April 2024: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-05/victoria-colonisation-history-yoorrook-aboriginal-massacres/103658322 "The South Eastern Portion of Australia"; compiled [...]

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 [...]

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