Ray Kerkhove – The Battle of One Tree Hill

Episode 5

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Boe Spearim

Boe Spearim is a Gamilaraay and Kooma man, and the creator and host of a podcast called ‘Frontier War Stories’. The podcast is dedicated to truth-telling about a side of Australian history that has been left out of the history books. Each episode he speaks with different First Nations and non-Indigenous people about research, books and oral histories that document the first 140 years of conflict and resistance after European invasion.

In episode five of Frontier War Stories Boe yarns with Ray Kerkhove historian and author of The Battle of One Tree Hill The Aboriginal Resistance That Stunned Queensland. We talk about the Aboriginal Resistance, Battle tactics and Signalling used by Aboriginal Warriors such as father and son, Moppy and Multuggerah. In 1843, this culminated in an ingenious ambush and one of the first solid defeats of white settlement in Queensland.

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