38 episodes

Frontier War Stories is a podcast dedicated to truth-telling about a side of Australia that has been left out of the history books.

Frontier War Stories documents the first 140 years of conflict and resistance between First Nations communities and colonial settlers. It covers everything from the very first clashes of the late-eighteenth century right through to punitive expeditions that were planned (and quashed) as late as the 1930s. If you’re looking to learn more about the resistance and bravery of Aboriginal communities at the time of the colonial invasion, and broaden your understanding of true First Nations history then look no further thanFrontier War Stories, created and hosted by Boe Spearim, a Kooma, Murawarii and Gamilaraay, podcaster and activist.

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Frontier War Stories is a podcast dedicated to truth-telling about a side of Australia that has been left out of the history books.

Frontier War Stories documents the first 140 years of conflict and resistance between First Nations communities and colonial settlers. It covers everything from the very first clashes of the late-eighteenth century right through to punitive expeditions that were planned (and quashed) as late as the 1930s. If you’re looking to learn more about the resistance and bravery of Aboriginal communities at the time of the colonial invasion, and broaden your understanding of true First Nations history then look no further thanFrontier War Stories, created and hosted by Boe Spearim, a Kooma, Murawarii and Gamilaraay, podcaster and activist.

    The Appin Massacre with Peter Jones

    The Appin Massacre with Peter Jones

    Frontier War Stories has returned, and in this episode we yarn up with the deadly Peter Jones from WINGA MYAMLY, to learn about the first sanctioned massacres to happen, known as the Appin Massacres. We look into this history, the reasoning and what this has meant to the Dharrawal people and the general community of Campbelltown.
    This episode of Frontier War Stories is part of a ten-part special series made with support from Koori Mail. The Voice of Indigenous Australia, Koori Mail is 100% Aboriginal-owned and 100% self-funded. Visit koorimail.com for more information. Frontier War Stories is edited by Awesome Black.The post The Appin Massacre with Peter Jones first appeared on Awesome Black - First Nations Creatives.

    • 36 min
    Myall Creek Massacre Memorial

    Myall Creek Massacre Memorial

    Episode 35 is marking the anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre which occurred on the 10th June 1838. Boe Spearim speaks to Richard Trudgen and Uncle Keith Munro.


    Richard Trudgen is the writer of the book Why Warriors Lay Down and Die and has been a pioneering figure in community development and education for near on 50 years.
    Keith Munro is the co-chair of the Myall Creek National Committee and is one of the organisers of this year’s anniversary commemoration taking place on the 11th of June 2023. For more information 

    The post Myall Creek Massacre Memorial first appeared on Awesome Black - First Nations Creatives.

    • 48 min
    Frontier War Stories – Uncle Glen Miller, Butchulla Elder – 3 Year Anniversary Episode

    Frontier War Stories – Uncle Glen Miller, Butchulla Elder – 3 Year Anniversary Episode

    In this special episode celebrating the 3 year anniversary of Frontier War Stories, Boe speaks with Uncle Glen Miller about the monument to Butchulla warriors being installed on to commemorate Butchulla warriors. Read more
    Frontier War Stories is produced, written and hosted by Boe Spearim
    Additional editing support from Awesome BlackThe post Frontier War Stories – Uncle Glen Miller, Butchulla Elder – 3 Year Anniversary Episode first appeared on Awesome Black - First Nations Creatives.

    • 28 min
    Frontier War Stories Live with Ray Kerkhove from Avid Reader

    Frontier War Stories Live with Ray Kerkhove from Avid Reader

    In a special live recording from Avid Reader in Meanjin, Boe speaks with previous guest Ray Kerkhove at the launch of his book How They Fought published by Boolarong Press.
    Frontier War Stories is produced, written and hosted by Boe Spearim.
    Theme music by Mr Rhodes
    Additional support by Awesome Black
    You can support the continued creation of this podcast by supporting Boe through the AB ClubThe post Frontier War Stories Live with Ray Kerkhove from Avid Reader first appeared on Awesome Black - First Nations Creatives.

    • 56 min
    Frontier War Stories – Professor Lyndall Ryan

    Frontier War Stories – Professor Lyndall Ryan

    In episode thirty two of Frontier War Stories, Boe speaks with Professor Lyndall Ryan. Professor Ryan is a  historian of violence on the Australian colonial frontier specialising in the period 1788-1850 and the leader of the team behind the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map.
    Frontier War Stories is produced, written and hosted by Boe Spearim
    Additional editing support from Awesome BlackThe post Frontier War Stories – Professor Lyndall Ryan first appeared on Awesome Black - First Nations Creatives.

    • 36 min
    Frontier War Stories – Rachel Perkins – The Australia Wars

    Frontier War Stories – Rachel Perkins – The Australia Wars

    In episode thirty one of Frontier War Stories, Boe yarns with film and television director, producer, and screenwriter Rachel Perkins, a Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman who’s new documentary for SBS: The Australian Wars explores the bloody wars fought between the colonial settlers and local tribes raged from the time the first land grants were allocated in 1792.
    The Australian Wars will be available on SBS ON DEMAND
    Frontier War Stories is produced, written and hosted by Boe Spearim
    Additional editing support from Awesome BlackThe post Frontier War Stories – Rachel Perkins – The Australia Wars first appeared on Awesome Black - First Nations Creatives.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

J-------Me ,

Important stories that need to be heard

Indigenous representation in media and history is lacking, especially Australian.

As an American I have found this podcast incredibly inspiring, interesting, and prompted me to learn more about the indigenous history of my own state and country.

Chottam ,

History That Matters

Let’s hope history curricula can now include the courageous stories of the people who fought so bravely to retain their land. I’m ashamed that I drank the Kool Aid in the ‘60’s.

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