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Frontier War Stories

Frontier War Stories

Produced, written and hosted by Gamilaraay and Kooma man Boe Spearim, Frontier War Stories is a podcast dedicated to truth-telling about a side of Australia that has been left out of the history books, namely the wholesale murder of Aboriginal Australians as European settlement expanded throughout the country. The often harrowing podcast talks about events such

Produced, written and hosted by Gamilaraay and Kooma man Boe Spearim, Frontier War Stories is a podcast dedicated to truth-telling about a side of Australia that has been left out of the history books, namely the wholesale murder of Aboriginal Australians as European settlement expanded throughout the country.

The often harrowing podcast talks about events such as the Myall Creek massacre. His guests, including former MP Michael Organ and activist Rachel Perkins, recount different parts of the conflict between Aboriginal people and European settlers which lasted between 1788 and the 1930s.

Mr Spearim’s podcasts cover not just the events, but the perpetrators of the conflicts including well-known historic figures such as James Cook and Lachlan Macquarie.

An episode with Amnesty International’s Uncle Rodney Dillon discusses some place names, such as Tasmania’s Cape Grim, around Australia and how they relate to the armed occupation of the country and serve as a constant reminder to Aboriginal people about the violent past.

The podcast gives an insight into a dark side of the country’s history that should not be glossed over.

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