War Memorial recognition of Frontier Wars - Sam Watson Interview

Jul 22, 2014, 08:26 AM

Sam Watson interviewed by Tim Cox on 612 ABC Brisbane

Last week was NAIDOC Week, and you may have heard us talking here on Breakfast about formal recognition for Indigenous soldiers. But what do you think about recognition for the dealths of Aboriginal people during conflicts between them and white settlers?

A UQ academic has said that more than 65,000 Aboriginal people died in Queensland alone between 1788 and 1930 in the process of colonising Australia. Prof Raymond Evans has said that the Australian War Memorial should recognise it as a war.

Sam Watson is a Brisbane-based Aboriginal community worker and activist: