The Australian Wars

The Australian Wars catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3

3.0 20 x
In 1837 the Colonial Office in London began opening up the entire territory of Australia for sale and the great squatting age began. The north of Australia was the final frontier and with the technological advancement of guns, the proliferation of horses, and the use of police, the battle for the north tipped irreversibly ...

Season 1, Episode 2

4.0 12 x
The absence of public memorialisation of frontier warfare in Tasmania is incongruous in an island so characterised by its colonial past. This public amnesia is in stark contrast to the richly detailed records of war left by the colonial government in the Tasmanian archives. This government enacted elaborate military plans ...

Season 1, Episode 1

3.0 33 x
A documentary series that tells the extraordinary story of Australia's First Wars - and calls for the First Peoples who died in these conflicts to be acknowledged by the nation and officially recognised by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. First Wars investigates the frontier conflicts between 1788 and 1928 and thei...