February 28, 2021
Episode Fourteen of Frontier War Stories Boe Yarns with Dr Joseph Toscano author of Lest We Forget The Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner Saga, also national convenor of the Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner commemoration committee.
At 8.00am on Tuesday the 20th of January 1842, over 5,000 people, a quarter of Victoria‟s white population, gathered at the outskirts of Melbourne crowding round the gallows erected on a small rise east of Swanston Street and north of La Trobe Street. The crowd, in a carnival mood, had come to see the public execution of Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner.
Early in October 1841, Tunnerminnerwait, Maulboyheenner, Pyterruner, Truganini and Planobeena – 5 of 16 Tasmanian Aborigines who had been brought to Melbourne by Robinson in 1839 to „civilise‟ the Victorian „blacks‟, stole two guns and some ammunition from a settlers hut at Bass River. Over the next seven weeks, they robbed many stations in Dandenong and Mornington, wounding four white men and killing two sealers „Yankee‟ and William Cook. All five were captured by a party of police, settlers, soldiers and black trackers on the 20th of November 1841.
(Words taken from the Booklet "Lest We Forget The Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner Saga)
February 9, 2021
Episode thirteen of Frontier War Stories is broken up into two parts, this is Part 2 of Dundalli Day.
In Part 2 Boe yarns with Ray Kerkhove about the 5th of January 1855 the day Dundalli was was hung at a site which is now The Brisbane GPO on Queen Street.
Ray Kerkhove is a professional historian, cultural researcher and writer. He is currently Historian-in-Residence at Noosa, and an occasional historian with the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (Dept of Architecture, University of Qld).
January 22, 2021
Episode thirteen of Frontier War Stories is broken up into two parts, this is Part 1 of Dundalli Day.
In Part 1 Boe yarns with Libby Connors about the 5th of January 1855 the day Dundalli was was hung at a site which is now The Brisbane GPO on Queen Street.
Libby Connors is Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Queensland. In 2015 Connors received the Queensland Premier's Award for a work of State Significance for Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier.
September 1, 2020
In episode twelve Boe yarns with Associate Professor from the University of Tasmania Kristyn Harman author of Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, and Maori Exiles.
As a result of the frontier wars fought across parts of Australia (and also at other British colonies’ frontiers), Indigenous men ended up being transported as convicts. They served their sentences at places including Van Diemen’s Land, Norfolk Island, and several of the penal islands in Sydney Harbour (Goat Island and Cockatoo Island). Several thousand Aboriginal men and boys also ended up being transported to Rottnest Island off the south-west coast of Western Australia.
August 22, 2020
In episode Eleven Boe yarns with Mark Dunn, author of The Convict Valley: the bloody struggle on Australia’s early frontier.
July 3, 2020
In episode Ten of Frontier War Stories, Boe yarns with Professor Lyndall Ryan who is an academic and historian from the University of Newcastle. We chat about Professor Lyndall Ryan's earlier work which was on Frontier conflict in the 1820s and 1830s between Aboriginal people and British in New South Wales and Tasmania.
June 28, 2020
In episode Nine of frontier War Stories Boe yarns with Fred Cahir author of My Country All Gone, White Men Have Stolen It: The Invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870.
We look at the 70 year Resistance of the Wadawurrung People against the British, the Squatters and the Gold Seekers, Like most of the frontier conflict what we see is economic warfare from Aboriginal people against the invaders by using fire, dingoes, stealing livestock and burning crops.
June 14, 2020
In episode eight of Frontier War Stories Boe Yarns with Paddy Gibson activist and Senior Researcher, from Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology Sydney.
Preventing the Punitive Expedition Planned (Massacre) in Arnhem Land in 1933, after the killing of a police officer by Yolngu leader Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda who fatally speared a NT police officer Constable McColl. Now, both the NT Administration and the Department of the Interior in Canberra began to prepare a “punitive expedition” that would ride into Arnhem Land and “teach the natives a lesson”.
Dhakiyarr’s act of resistance inspired an unprecedented movement of support for Aboriginal rights across broad sections of Australian society.
June 5, 2020
In Episode Seven of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns with Historian & Curator Stephen Gapps, President of the History Council of New South Wales and the author of The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the Early Colony, 1788-1817.
May 30, 2020
In episode six of Frontier War Stories Boe speaks with Angus Murray Wiradjuri PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, Early this year he just began his Thesis which he is looking at How the Tactics of Aboriginal Warriors Develop and changed from pre-1788 to 1897.