Frontier War Stories
Rachel Perkins - The Australia Wars

Rachel Perkins - The Australia Wars

September 20, 2022

In episode thirty one of Frontier War Stories, Boe yarns with film and television director, producer, and screenwriter Rachel Perkins, a Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman who's new documentary for SBS: The Australian Wars explores the bloody wars fought between the colonial settlers and local tribes raged from the time the first land grants were allocated in 1792.

The Australian Wars will be available on SBS ON DEMAND

Frontier War Stories is produced, written and hosted by Boe Spearim

Additional editing support from Awesome Black

Frontier War Stories Online Trailer

Frontier War Stories Online Trailer

June 28, 2022

Trailer to share online for Frontier War Stories.

Frontier War Stories  - Uncle Rodney Dillon

Frontier War Stories - Uncle Rodney Dillon

May 28, 2022

In episode thirty of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns with Uncle Rodney Dillon Palawa man from Tasmania and Amnesty International Australia's Indigenous Rights Advisor.

We yarn about place names and the normalisation of the  colonisation of Australia. 

Frontier War Stories - Dr Mariko Smith - Unsettled

Frontier War Stories - Dr Mariko Smith - Unsettled

February 23, 2022

In episode twenty-nine of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns with Dr Mariko Smith who is a Yuin & Japanese museum curator, visual sociologist, historian and works at the Australian museum.

This episode was recorded on the 26th of January 2022 on the IndigenousX twitter page. Boe and Mariko chat about the exhibition titled "Unsettled" at the Australian museum, the exhibition highlights Aboriginal resistance leaders, massacres, battles and much more.

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.

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