Dr Jonathan Richards
Dr Jonathan Richards
Dr Jonathan Richards has been successful on an ARC Discovery Project grant, with Professor Lyndall Ryan of The University of Newcastle, on a project looking to estimate the number of Aboriginal Australians killed in the frontier wars between 1788 and 1960. The grant is worth $289,000 over three years (2014-2016).
 
Project Summary

How many Aborigines and settlers were killed on the Australian frontier? Were they mostly killed in ones and twos or in mass killings? How can we know? These questions are of first national importance in understanding the past. This project takes a fresh approach to frontier violence by employing new analytical methods to investigate the complex array of sources to produce new estimates of casualties 1788 to 1960. The findings will be made available in online maps and transform our understanding of the ongoing trauma of frontier violence that persists in Australian society today.

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