Frontier War Stories
Frontier War Stories - Michael Organ -Australia’s founding figures

Frontier War Stories - Michael Organ -Australia’s founding figures

January 12, 2022

In episode twenty-eight of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns with former Australian politician, archivist and local historian Michael Organ.

Lieutenant James Cook, Admiral (First Governor) Arthur Phillip and Major General (Fifth Governor) Lachlan Macquarie are celebrated by many Australians but not all Aboriginal people share the same feeling for these three, click and listen to find out why.

Frontier War Stories - Ryan Stewart - The Darkinjung Resistance and Conflict

Frontier War Stories - Ryan Stewart - The Darkinjung Resistance and Conflict

December 13, 2021

In episode Twenty Seven of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns with Ryan Stewart who is a history teacher and a PhD candidate from the University of Newcastle, the research he is doing is based on the Darkinjung resistance and conflict in the Central Coast of NSW.

Frontier War Stories - Fred Leone - Garrinjamaji (King Peter) Surviving Three Massacres

Frontier War Stories - Fred Leone - Garrinjamaji (King Peter) Surviving Three Massacres

November 28, 2021

 

In episode Twenty Six of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns with Fred Leone, we chat about his great grandfather Garrinjamaji (King Peter) who survived three massacres and saved his wife who was kidnapped during one of the massacres. Fred and his siblings were told this story growing up by one of his nannas who is the daughter of Garrinjamaji (King Peter), later on in his life Fred got a hold of two books which mentioned his great grandfather. Those books are 'Whitefella Comin' by David S. Trigger and 'Frontier Justice by Tony Roberts.

Fred comes from the Garawa and Butchulla Tribes, Fred is one of the Butchulla Songmen, a language custodian and multidisciplinary Artist.

Frontier War Stories - Joshua Water and Dr Mark Copland - Battle of Meewah Commemoration

Frontier War Stories - Joshua Water and Dr Mark Copland - Battle of Meewah Commemoration

September 20, 2021

In episode Twenty Five of Frontier War Stories Gamilaraay man Joshua Waters and Dr Mark Copland both from the Friends of Multuggerah yarn with host Boe about The Battle of Meewah.

On the 12-13th September 1843, eagle chief warrior of the Jaggera tribe, Multuggerah, and the surrounding allied tribes led the masterful resistance now known as The Battle of Meewah (One Tree Hill)

Frontier War Stories - Angus Murray - Wiradjuri Frontier Conflict

Frontier War Stories - Angus Murray - Wiradjuri Frontier Conflict

August 18, 2021

In episode Twenty Four Boe yarns with Angus Murray Wiradjuri PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle.

Since episode Six of FWS Angus has changed his approach to his PhD in this episode we find out that Angus is now focusing on tactics used by Aboriginal people in frontier conflict on his country the Wiradjuri nation.

Frontier War Stories - Skye Krichauff - Reconciling with the Frontier Project

Frontier War Stories - Skye Krichauff - Reconciling with the Frontier Project

August 14, 2021

In episode Twenty Three Boe yarns with Dr Skye Krichauff about the Reconciling with the Frontier project which will develop a mapping tool that people can use to identify and learn about conflict sites between colonists and Aboriginal people. The project is focussing on research of conflicts between European settlers and Aboriginal people between 1836 and 1901. The project is about truth telling – bringing to light the atrocities that occurred against Aboriginal people here in South Australia.

 

Dr Skye Krichauff who is an ethno-historian who combines the methodologies of history and anthropology. She is interested in colonial cross-cultural relations, the relationship between history and memory, and how societies live with historical injustices.

Frontier War Stories - Paddy McHugh - Gins Leap

Frontier War Stories - Paddy McHugh - Gins Leap

August 6, 2021

In episode Twenty Two Boe yarns with singer songwriter and teacher Paddy McHugh, we talk about a song he wrote titled Gins Leap.

many years ago at the station I still work at I remember hearing a song for the first time with lyrics like this "On the Kamilaroi highway near the town of Boggabri There is a little truck stop there most travellers pass by But occasionally the weary or those who need to take a leak Will stop beside this spot by the name of Gins Leap, Now Gins Leap is a clifface a mighty wall of stone Left high above the plain by a volcano years ago There is a little sign there tucked underneath it's face That tells all who read it how Gins Leap got its name.

 

Click the link to hear the full song: https://soundcloud.com/paddy-mchugh/gins-leap

Frontier War Stories - Professor Lyndall Ryan - Myall Creek Massacre Memorial

Frontier War Stories - Professor Lyndall Ryan - Myall Creek Massacre Memorial

July 30, 2021

In episode Twenty One Boe yarn with Professor Lyndall Ryan from the University of Newcastle in NSW.

On the 10th of June 1838 just outside of what is now Bingara in Northern NSW a group of 10 convict stockmen, led by a squatter, rode onto Myall Creek Station and brutally massacred about 28 Gamilaraay People, mostly older men, women and children in an unprovoked and premeditated attempt to get them off land.

This event is now known as the Myall Creek Massacre and, whilst only one of many Massacres committed across Australia over a 100 year period, it's notable now for it was the first time that the perpetrators of such crimes were brought to justice. Following a second trial, seven men were executed. You would think after this trial the Killing of Aboriginal people would stop but in fact the killings continued.

Frontier War Stories - Libby Connors - Billy Barlow The Good Looking Warrior

Frontier War Stories - Libby Connors - Billy Barlow The Good Looking Warrior

April 17, 2021

In episode Twenty of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns Libby Connors author of Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier.

Billy Barlow Gubbi Gubbi headman and resistance leader, was born in the 1820s, the decade when British officials authorised the invasion and occupation of what would become the city of Brisbane.

At some point during the 1840s Billy Barlow had joined Dundalli and the Aboriginal men of Bribie Island in their fight against the European invaders. Bribie Islanders were at the centre of the Aboriginal resistance around Brisbane from 1843 until at least 1859. Their success in removing white settlers, missionaries, timber rafters, and cattlemen from their country was remarkable.

The markings on a spear found in the plundered hut were identified by police as belonging to Barlow and a warrant was issued for his arrest in August 1852. The reward notice described him as ‘a good looking man’ (NSW Government Gazette 1852, 1248) with a long nose and a missing front tooth.

Most of the description above found on Indigenous Australia website which is hosted by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University. (https://ia.anu.edu.au/biography/barlow-billy-29905)

Frontier War Stories - Ray Kerkhove - Aboriginal Communication on the frontier

Frontier War Stories - Ray Kerkhove - Aboriginal Communication on the frontier

April 14, 2021

In episode Nineteen Boe Yarn's with historian Ray Kerkhove.

We yarn about the many methods of communication Aboriginal people used while fighting on the frontier, Ray also tells us about some of the new interesting things he has learnt about Aboriginal resistance on the frontier.

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