The Killing Times
University of Newcastle’s Colonial Massacres Map Project and The Guardian win the premier’s prize for The Killing Times.
(Article published by Newcastle Herald 07 Sep 2019)
Historian Dr Jennifer Debenham says the most common misunderstanding about colonial-era massacres of Aboriginal people was that they “just didn’t happen”.
An online map Dr Debenham has been creating with the University of Newcastle’s Professor Lyndall Ryan for the past six years actually pinpoints the locations of 300 such events between 1780 and 1930.
The Colonial Massacres Map Project team has won a co-joint prize with national news outlet The Guardian for its research.
The Guardian’s project “The Killing Times” used the data from the team’s map to create an interactive report on colonial massacres, which included a map, a photo series of massacre sites around Australia and a collection of related stories.
The project was awarded the $15,000 Premier’s Digital History Prize on 30 August 2019.
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