Frontier Wars

Remains of First Nation Tasmanians have arrived at Launceston

"We bought our old folk home where they belong, they're finally home," delegation member Dave Warrener said. [node:read-more:link]

The Frontier Wars

Michael Anderson: "In 2011 we started 'Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars' by joining on behind the Anzac Day march in Canberra and we received enormous support from the public at this time. [node:read-more:link]

The bone collectors: a brutal chapter in Australia's past

The remains of hundreds of First Nations people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given an appropriate resting place? Some were passed off as victims of frontier violence between tribesmen – but mostly were defending traditional lands on the pastoral frontier – and colonial troops, paramilitary police forces, settler militia and raiding parties. Their bodies were cut up for parts that became sought-after antiquities across Australia and in cultural, medical and educational institutions globally. [node:read-more:link]

Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember?

Nowhere was resistance to white colonisers greater than from Tasmanian Aborigines, but within a generation only a few had survived the Black War.

Historian shines a light on the dark heart of Australia's nationhood

Henry Reynolds says the frontier war - his term for the violent dispossession of First Nations peoples - raises questions of global importance about the ownership of an entire continent

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