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Weekend Australian Mapping the Massacres


Click here to open PDF version There is no longer any doubt that Queenland's frontier wars were bloody, brutal and aimed at devastating Aboriginal society, writes Nicolas Rothwell.  So where to now? Review in Weekend Australian, June 29-30, 2013 Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland frontier killing times by Timothy Bottoms. [...]

Weekend Australian Mapping the Massacres2020-03-22T05:28:50+00:00

My Journey to Myall Creek


On my way to Canberra from Cairns, I visited the Myall Creek site in 2009. Back in 2014 I was contacted by the Friends of Myall Creek to be the Guest Speaker on 10th June, to remember the massacre there in 1838 - a 176 years ago (in 2019, it's [...]

My Journey to Myall Creek2019-04-24T00:26:33+00:00

Korah Halcomb Wills (1828-1896)


Extract from the Diary of Korah Halcomb Wills (1828-1896) John Oxley Library: Henry Brandon Collection OM 75-75 Period covers 1862-1868 Central Queensland p.108 …will all be forgotten in another 100 years, but we have got the country and may we ever hold it for we [p.109] want it for the good [...]

Korah Halcomb Wills (1828-1896)2019-03-28T23:54:17+00:00

Assessing Creaghe Diary


From the Diary, one can draw enough information to create a relatively truthful idea of the historical characters and situation: Carrie Creaghe In February 1883 twenty-two year-old Emily Caroline 'Carrie' Creagh. with her husband Harry (who was absent for the last six weeks of her stay), spent three months at Francis Shadforth's Lilydale [...]

Assessing Creaghe Diary2020-03-29T11:45:13+00:00