Frontier Wars

19th century tintype portrait of a young Aboriginal woman from Tasmania found

A rare and haunting image of a young, unidentified Indigenous woman has been donated to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) after being discovered by a family living in the United Kingdom.

The tiny tintype photograph, measuring about 2 centimetres by 3cm, is the only one of its kind to be held by AIATSIS and is believed to be the oldest in its 650,000-strong photographic collection. Read more about 19th century tintype portrait of a young Aboriginal woman from Tasmania found

Australia: NAIDOC glorifies Aboriginal involvement in World War I

When it comes to First Nations people, the government never does anything without having a very devious agenda. So following 100 years of a deplorable lack of respect and disregard for First Nations soldiers, then there is suddenly recognition, beware.

The intensive propaganda campaign is designed to whitewash the real nature of WWI, drown out opposition to war and boost military enlistments. Read more about Australia: NAIDOC glorifies Aboriginal involvement in World War I

Remains of Robbins Island First Nations girl Naungarrika arives home after 200 years

Around 30 First Nations men, women and children were killed and thrown from cliffs in 1828, in one the many British invaders mass murdering sprees. This is known as the Cape Grim massacre. The remains of one of the victims was a young girl named Naungarrika, who finally arrived back to her home state of Tasmania after 200 years of humiliation as a scientific and curiosity trophy.

The First Nations community will decide how to belatedly farewell Nungarrika, but it is likely to be in her own country. Read more about Remains of Robbins Island First Nations girl Naungarrika arives home after 200 years

3 different accounts of castaways who lived with First Nations people before colonisation

This audio comprises accounts of relationships that arose between British castaways and their rescuers along the Great Barrier Reef in remote northern Queensland

These castaways were living with the First Nations people before the trauma of colonisation - and sometimes during it. Their accounts provide a fascinating record of that time. They come to us via Iain McCalman's book charting human interaction along the Great Barrier Reef, 'The Reef: a Passionate History'. Read more about 3 different accounts of castaways who lived with First Nations people before colonisation

The Black Resistance

The Black Resistance by Fergus Robinson and Barry York<br>Available in Libraries

The Black resistance: an introduction to the history of the First Nations struggle against British Colonialism.

Using material that was ignored by most 'white' historians, this book traces the dispossession of the Aboriginal people and records the strategic and tactical objectives of tribal defence as well as the aims and methods of the British invaders. Read more about The Black Resistance

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