Australian War memorial Acknowledge the Indigenous Frontier Massacres during Colonisation

Australian War memorial Acknowledge the Indigenous Frontier Massacres during Colonisation

2 February 2016
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Started by Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra

Each year Ancestors of the Original Australians march to remember the uncounted thousands whom were massacred during the British colonial invasion of the land now known as Australia.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is demanding the honour, respect and dignity be afforded to those Sovereign Tribal Original People whom were slaughtered during the colonisation of Australia to be acknowledged in a National Day of Remembrance for the Frontier Massacres and that a monument be erected on ANZAC Parade infront of the War Memorial in Canberra.

Previous attempts by descendants of the Original Australian People to honour their dead in the official ANZAC day march have been handed the greatest indignity by event organisers and police who physically block the procession and prevent living descendants from honoring their fallen Ancestors at the Australian War Memorial on April 25th.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy wishes to take the protest out of ANZAC day and honor our ancestors on a separate national day of remembrance.

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We ask that the Australian Government initiate an official enquiry into the exact nature and details of the Frontier Massacres of Sovereign Tribal Original People from 1788 until the present day and produce a proper report into the matter.

We also ask for an Official National Day of Remembrance to occur every year for the Frontier Massacre of the Original people in Australia from 1788 onwards. This Day of remembrance is to occur on a signifigant date during colonisation, not ANZAC day, as this is a separate issue.

We also ask that a proper memorial be constructed on ANZAC Parade infront of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to honour our Ancestors whom were slaughtered during the colonisation of Australia.

The furthering of proceedings in relation to this issue must be decided at a NATIONAL SUMMIT MEETING to be held in Canberra MARCH 18-20 of this year at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

National Summit Facebook Event ;


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We invite all Sovereign Tribal Original People, supporters and those affected by or with knowledge of the massacres and those wishing to learn more to come forward at the national meeting.

follow this link to RSVP your attendace at the national Frontier Massacres Conference in Canberra this MARCH to help lay to rest this national indignity.

RSVP at the National Summit website :


Patrick Norman Lock,

Son Of A Ngunnawal Woman

Custodian of the land of Canberra

Aboriginal Tent Embassy

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Massacre Details ;

The 'Frontier Wars' were undeclared yet resulted in the destruction of entire tribes and nations, We will never know for certain the exact figure.

The documentation needed to determine an exact figure is scarce - be it 100,000 or more ? A proper enquiry has never been comissioned, but absolutely must occur to determine the true nature of the colonisation of Australia.

Two historians, Raymond Evans and Robert Ørsted-Jensen, have concluded that in Queensland alone - the epicentre of frontier war in the mid-19th century Australia - at least 65,180 Aboriginal Australians were killed from the 1820s until the early 1900s.

Considering that their research focuses on Queensland alone, their findings are freighted with a disturbing implication about the number of Indigenous Australians killed continent-wide. Australian deaths in world war one would pale in comparison.

"Certainly the stories of massacres of Indigenous Australians are everywhere in the archives of the major cultural institutions of Australia and Great Britain. The diaries, letters, journals and memoirs of colonial and postcolonial officials, troops, police, farmers, frontiersmen and women are replete with accounts of fights against - and massacres of - the "marauding blacks". - Sovereign Union

Incomplete List of massacres of Indigenous Australians

Unfortunately the list of massacres is much longer than this but here is an annotated version of the full list ;


Risdon Cove
Cape Grim, Tasmania

1. Portland, Victoria
2. Broken River at Benalla
3. Wangaratta on the Ovens River, at Murchison
4. Campaspe Creek, Central Victoria
5. Camperdown, Victoria
6. Hamilton, Victoria
7. Warrigal Creek
8. Cape Otway.
9. Hospital Creek in Brewarrina
10. Butchers Tree near Brewarrina,
11. along the Barwon River, near Brewarrina,
12. on the Narran River near Brewarrina,
13. Orbost – Snowy River Mouth
14. Wyendonable, Yerring Station
15. 1840 - Nuntin
16. Boney Point
17. Butchers Creek
18. Maffra
19. Skull Creek
20. Bruthen Creek
21. Warrigal Creek
22. Maffra
23. South Gippsland
24. Central Gippsland
25. East Gippsland
26. 1Murrindal
27. Brodribb River

Western Australia
1. Fremantle
2. Pinjarra Western Australia:
3. Lake Minimup in Western Australia
4. La Grange Bay in the Kimberley region
5. Mowla Bluff Kimberley region
6. Dampier Archipelago
7. Halls Creek.
8. Derby,
9. Fitzroy Crossing
10. Margaret River
11. Warmun/Turkey Creek
12. Canning Stock Route Kimberly
13. Bedford Downs Station
14. Forrest River in the East Kimberleys
15. Flying Foam Passage, WA
16. Alligator Creek, Mackay, Queensland

17. Coconarup about 20 km west of Ravensthorpe

South Australia
Waterloo Bay
Mount Gambier region

1. Brisbane valley Whiteside
2. Kilcoy Station owned by MacKenzie
3. Upper Burnett River
4. Balonne River
5. Condamine River of Queensland
6. Paddy Island in the Burnett River.
7. Hornet Bank Station in the Dawson River Basin in Queensland
8. "Water view", North Bundaberg,
9. 1861. Central Highlands what was then known as the Medway
10. Goulbolba Hill St Helens Station Central Queensland:
11. Bowen district Port Denison
12. Skull Hole on the head of Mistake Creek,
13. Bladensburg station (near Winton) Central Queensland.
14. from the Endeavour River to the Palmer river The Battle Camp collision, Far North Queensland
15. Blackfellow's Creek, Far North Queensland
16. Cook district in Far North Queensland
17. Selwyn Range, North-West Queensland
18. Cape Bedford, Cook district Far North Queensland:
19. Mount Isa, Queensland
20. near Durrie on the Diamantina
21. Speewah, Far North Queensland
22. Bentinck Island: Part of the Mornington Island group,
23. Yurrkuru waterhole, 20 km west of the Coniston homestead
24. Cullin-La-Ringo

Northern Territory
Barrow Creek
Arnhem Land Florida Station.


1. Sydney Cove
2. Botany Bay
3. Appin Cataract River, a tributary of the Nepean River (south of Sydney
4. Cataract Gorge
5. Bathurst
6. Waterloo Creek
7. Myall Creek near Inverell, New South Wales
8. Gwydir River
9. confluence of the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers in New South Wales.
10. WIRADJERI around the Murrumbidgee.
11. The Rufus River
12. Evans Head
13. north of present-day Nyngan
14. Broken Hill, New South Wales,

15. The conjunction of the Hastings and Maria River near Port Macquarie. (Birpai)
16. At Red Rock north of Coffs Harbour. (Gumbainggirr)
17. At Tyndale on the Clarence about 2km from where we live. (Yaegl)
At North Ballina. (Bandjalung)

Lake Burley Griffin


See you at the National Summit meeting March 18-20 in Canberra !


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