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Massacres

Why the number of deaths in the Frontier Wars do matter

Some researchers have said that there was 10 First Nations people death for each European killed in the process of the British Invasion. However research is now telling us that is was probably 40 to 1.

There are stories of massacres everywhere in the archives of the major cultural institutions of Australia and Great Britain. They are in the diaries, letters, journals and memoirs of colonial and postcolonial officials, troops, police, farmers, frontiersmen and women. [node:read-more:link]

Undeclared "Wars" defined by Michael Anderson

Out of the Silence

by Robert Foster and Amanda Nettelbeck,
with extensive footnotes, index and photographs.

...Regardless of all the nice talks, policies and promises in England during the 1830s, South Australia was invaded in 1836. The British government called it settled instead and pursued a new approach to the treatment of Aboriginal people that would hopefully avoid the horrific violence that had been part of earlier Australian settlement. From now on any acts of violence or injustice towards Aborigines would be punished 'with exemplary severity'. [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.

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