Australian news, and some related international items

Aboriginal Tent Embassy camp shines light on frontier wars

‘Australians need to know the truth about the frontier wars before
the country is able to heal and move forward peacefully,
the convener of an Aboriginal Tent Embassy camp says.

‘The Frontier Wars Story Camp starts at the tent embassy on Thursday
and runs until Anzac Day, when hundreds of people are expected to march
to the Australian War Memorial in recognition of the Indigenous people
killed in conflicts during the settlement of Australia.

‘Those conflicts, known as the frontier wars, are not recognised
by the Australian War Memorial and the exact death toll is unknown,
but camp convener Chris “Peltherre” Tomlins said millions of
Aboriginal people were “wiped out” defending Australia against the settlers.

‘Mr Tomlins, who has travelled to Canberra from Yambah in the Northern Territory,
said he hoped to see people of all races at the camp. … ‘

~ Blake Foden


April 20, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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