Lest we remember? Recognising the Frontier Wars

The Australian Frontier Wars were fought from 1788 to the 1920s between Indigenous Australians and an invading coalition of white settlers, militia, police, and colonial soldiers. It has been estimated that in total the conflict claimed 20,000 to 30,000 Aboriginal lives and the lives of between 2,000 and 2,500 Europeans. This was undoubtedly a defining conflict in the history of this country.

However, despite the undeniable significance of the Frontier wars to our shared history, there is currently no mention of them at all in the National War Memorial in Canberra and on going silence in mainstream Australian society in general.

The NSW Fabians are proud to be joined for this event by Professor Henry Reynolds, one of Australia's most respected historians who will speak on this important but sadly too often overlooked chapter of our history and discuss how we might move forward to ensure proper acknowledgement and a more honest understanding of our past.

 

Entry to this event is by donation to help cover costs. The suggested donation is $5. 

Please RSVP for catering purposes as drinks and nibbles will be provided.

107 RSVPS
Damian Collins jack callaghan Jon Atkins Nicholas Shelley Peter Griffin Daney Faddoul Merryn Lynch rosie ryan Teryn Crick Keren Ruki Naja Abi-Farraj Liam McLoughlin Daniel Laurence iona mackenzie Preston Peachey Nathan Northey Dante Choque Jeni Thornley Wendy Backhous Andrew Ogden Charles Bradley Cameron McDonald Phil Drew pauline callan Christopher Warren David Bailey-Mckay Phillip Buckle Cheryl Caraian Jarrod Mitchell John Bailey John Gain Tom Sayers Paul Jones Patrick Devery David Towson Danny Said Paul Bailey Claudia Drevikovsky Jeremy Tarbox David Impola David Impola barbara O'Neill Ned Barsi Jo Kerr Lachlan Foster John Lumb Ian Shepherd Geraldine Jenkins

Who's RSVPing

Damian Collins
jack callaghan
Jon Atkins
Nicholas Shelley
Peter Griffin
Daney Faddoul
Merryn Lynch
rosie ryan
Teryn Crick
Keren Ruki
Naja Abi-Farraj
Liam McLoughlin
Daniel Laurence
iona mackenzie
Preston Peachey
Nathan Northey
Dante Choque
Jeni Thornley
Wendy Backhous
Andrew Ogden
Charles Bradley
Cameron McDonald
Phil Drew
pauline callan
Christopher Warren
David Bailey-Mckay
Phillip Buckle
Cheryl Caraian
Jarrod Mitchell

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