This project, funded by the Australian Research Council, seeks to explore the dimensions of frontier conflict in colonial South Australia (c. 1830s-1900), and to make this information publicly available through a website and on-line ‘Story Map’.
The first stage involves examining archival records from which we are building a map of documented accounts of frontier violence. However, the project team is well aware that historical records are fragmentary, written by one cultural group (the Europeans), and that they do not capture the full extent or nature of colonial conflict.
As such, the second stage involves the collection of oral histories through which we hope to learn of accounts not captured by the archival record and to expand our knowledge of how conflict is remembered over the decades and the generations.
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