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University of Newcastle researchers have released a map of colonial frontier massacres they hope will change the way Australian history is taught and understood.
With information on more than 150 known massacres drawn from colonial sources and Indigenous oral histories, researchers believe it will eventually be the most comprehensive map of frontier massacres ever compiled, while admitting the 3139 murders detailed so far represent an incomplete and conservative estimate. Professor Lyndall Ryan said “more and more sites will be added over time”, notably massacres that occurred after 1872 and including those beyond the eastern states.
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Alex McKinnon, The Saturday Paper