MAKING THE PAST VISIBLE
Mapping massacre sites on the Colonial Frontier in Eastern
With Professor Lyndall Ryan
Where: Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre
Date: Friday 16th of February
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Essential by 4.00pm the 14th February
Fifteen years ago, Australians were gripped by
Aboriginal History Wars.
The central focus of the debate about frontier massacre.
Were they widespread or were they few and far between?
How can we know?
Today, Australian historians know a lot more about the
characteristics of frontier massacre and how to assess
In July 2017 a research team at the University of
Newcastle launched Stage 1 of a digital map which
identifies frontier massacre sites in Eastern Australia
As we consider the lack of momentum since the
National Apology to the Stolen Generations, Professor Lyndall
Ryan will explore the characteristics of frontier massacre in
colonial Australia and how to asses the evidence.
At the conclusion, we will be left to consider whether
reconciliation is closer, and if the Apology has lived up to its
promise, if we do not acknowledge the facts of our frontier