Many of us know a bit about when the First Fleet landed and the beginnings of colonisation – but what happened next?
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.