Frontier Wars

26th January – It's illegal to celebrate Genocide

Invasion Day

Native Americans were successful in convincing one of the world's leading powers not to celebrate Columbus Day, the day that Native Americans argued began the changing of their whole world and the theft of their country ...
One thing that hurts and disappoints First Nations Peoples is the fact that the High Court of Australia in Mabo (No. 2) failed its judicial obligations, when they could not identify any form of legal land tenure that affirmed any type of superior land title authority. Read more about 26th January – It's illegal to celebrate Genocide

Sovereign Union To Shadow ANZAC Day March and highlight the Frontier Wars

Sovereign Union To Shadow ANZAC Day March and highlight the Frontier Wars

'Ghillar' Michael Anderson said the Frontier Wars, in which thousands of Aboriginal men and women died defending their traditional lands against European invaders, was much more than an act of aggression. It was "mass murder" and of "war" which deserves to be remembered. "This is a long way from being called a protest," he told New Matilda. "It is a calling for people never to forget what happened here in Australia." He says for too long, ANZAC Day has been about "white Australia, not about Aboriginal Australians". Read more about Sovereign Union To Shadow ANZAC Day March and highlight the Frontier Wars

'Conspiracy Of Silence' - Blood baths of the past by Dr. Timothy Bottoms

As Europeans moved into new lands in Queensland in the 19th century, violent encounters with local Aboriginals mostly followed. Drawing on extensive original research, Timothy Bottoms tells the story of the most violent frontier in Australian colonial history.

"This is an important, well researched book: challenging, compelling and controversial. It is a must read for anyone interested in Australian history." - Henry Reynolds Read more about 'Conspiracy Of Silence' - Blood baths of the past by Dr. Timothy Bottoms

First Royal Commission into atrocities against Aboriginal prisoners - WA 1905

Frontier history North West Australia 2005

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Notice the tin mugs placed in strategic places on the tin wall behind the prisoners - if one wanted a drink or go to the toilet the whole gang would have to go with them. In some cases, people were chained next to a member of a tribal group that is culturally inappropriate to even to speak to, never-loan the different customs and language barriers. It's no wonder they had difficulty fitting into their own family group when they were 'lucky' enough to return to their home. Read more about First Royal Commission into atrocities against Aboriginal prisoners - WA 1905

Whites & Blacks during the colonisation of Victoria in the 19th Century

This page provides an insight into the treatment of the First Nations peoples in Victoria and the archaic attitudes of the colonisers immediately following many of the mass slaughters and displacements from 'country' in the 19th century.
 
It covers 5 pages of volume 1 from 'The Australian Race, its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent' published in 1886.

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