Untangling Aboriginal resistance and the settler punitive expedition: the Hawkesbury River frontier in New South Wales, 1794–1810

  title={Untangling Aboriginal resistance and the settler punitive expedition: the Hawkesbury River frontier in New South Wales, 1794–1810},
  author={Lyndall Ryan},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={219 - 232}
  • Lyndall Ryan
  • Published 22 May 2013
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Genocide Research
The Australian frontier wars have only recently emerged as an accepted part of the history of Australia. But there is still a reluctance to accept that settler massacre was widespread across the frontier and that it made deep inroads into the Aboriginal population. This article reviews the debate about settler massacre in relation to Aboriginal resistance and finds that the punitive expedition is most likely a euphemism for massacre. It then establishes a new framework, which combines both… 
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