Special Research Initiatives - Grant ID: SR200200157 [ 2021-05-27 - 2024-05-26 ]

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Researchers: Billy Griffiths (Chief Investigator) ,  Heather Burke (Chief Investigator) ,  Lynley Wallis (Chief Investigator) ,  Mr Nicholas Hadnutt (Partner Investigator) ,  Mr Vincent Wall (Partner Investigator)
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Brief description Fugitive Traces: Reconstructing Yulluna experiences of the frontier. Focussing on oral histories held by a prominent Aboriginal family whose history is deeply enmeshed with the Qld Native Mounted Police, this project aims to consider family history in the broader context of colonial settlement and the complexities of frontier conflict. Through a collaboration of Indigenous peoples, archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, museum curators and educators, the expected outcome will be the first sustained history of a hitherto elusive Aboriginal experience of the frontier. In doing so it will provide fresh insights into a contentious period in Australia’s past. Its chief benefit will be to contribute in a practical way to reconciliation.

Funding Amount $263,414

Funding Scheme Special Research Initiatives

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