What was it like to be an Australian during that time? Who was considered Australian? And how did Indigenous Australians and white Australians coexist?
Out of the Silence: The History and Memories of Australia’s Frontier Wars is a new book by Associate Professor Robert Foster and Amanda Nettlebeck that explores the real lives of colonisation – the people, the conflict, and the stories.
Tim Brunero spoke to Professor Foster to find out what it was really like.
Producer: Tim Brunero