SA Frontier Legacies

The South Australian Frontier
and its Legacies

Join Dr Skye Krichauff, Associate Professor Rob Foster and Mandy Paul as they share the research findings on the South Australian Frontier and its Legacies project.

The South Australian Frontier and its Legacies project aims to map the nature and extent of conflict between Aboriginal people and settler-colonists on the South Australian frontier (from the beginnings of colonisation to 1900). The project incorporates conventional archival sources and Aboriginal people’s and settler-colonist descendants’ oral histories in a way that allows these accounts to be heard.

The South Australian Frontier and its Legacies project emerged from the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart calling people to engage in ‘truth-telling about our history.

Findings from the project will be published using ‘Story Maps’ software. Story Maps combines digital mapping on a webpage, which incorporates multimedia, digitised documents, charts and graphs, images, audio and video recordings in an interactive way. Our presenters will discuss what their research has revealed about the South Australian frontier, and how Story Maps software will help tell our history.

This project is funded by the Australian Research Council under a Linkage grant. Partners in this collaborative endeavour are the History Trust of South Australia, the University of AdelaideReconciliation South Australia, the South Australian Museum, the State Library of South Australia and State Records of South Australia.

This free public lecture is part of the History Trust of South Australia’s Talking History lecture series.

Image: A fight at the Murray, 1844-1864 / attributed to William Anderson Cawthorne 1825-1897
Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales


Tuesday 18 October


6pm for 6.30pm start


University of Adelaide, Napier building


Bookings via Eventbrite

Talking History recordings available

Recordings are available NOW! Visit the History Trust’s You Tube account to view Talking History lectures.

There is so much to explore! Why not spend the evening listening to the story of Don Dunstan? Hear about hysteria or learn about the Kaurna environment? To see our collection of past Talking History recordings, visit The History Trust’s You Tube or SoundCloud account.

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