Conference, ‘Dhuluny 1824-2024: 200 Years of Wiradyuri Resistance’

Bathurst Campus, Charles Sturt University, 14 to 17 August 2024

On 14 August 1824 New South Wales Colonial Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane declared martial law in the region. This declaration was the first use in New South Wales of martial law against Aboriginal people. The bicentenary is an opportunity to focus on the legacies of these events and their consequences for Wiradyuri people, settlers and colonists of the Bathurst region. It is also a time to progress reconciliation by marking these shared histories and how they are reflected in the broader history of the Australian (Frontier) Wars. Those interested in presenting (artists, dancers, storytellers, military lawyers and legal historians, interdisciplinary academics, research students, and others) should send their 500-word abstract to the conference organisers at

Call for papers closes 30 April 2024

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