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ARC grant ID (usually included in all comms re: grants) DP220101336 Lead CI: A/Prof Julie Moschion Melbourne Institute Team: Associate Professor Julie Moschion; Dr Cain Polidano; Professor Boyd Hunter; Emeritus Professor Lyndall Ryan; Dr Francis Markham; Associate Professor Michelle Evans; Dr Chaminda Samarage Title: Historical frontier violence: drivers, legacy and the role of truth-telling Total awarded: $488,142 Summary: Historical frontier violence: drivers, legacy and the role of truth-telling. This project aims to build data to identify the historical factors that incited frontier violence; quantify the legacy on communities today and conduct fieldwork to understand how historical trauma is transmitted across generations. This project expects to develop new knowledge on the circumstances and legacy of settlement and the origins of gaps in life prospects between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Our expectation is that this will increase public acceptance of the circumstances of settlement and the need to make amends. This project should help increase public support for truth-telling and better relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, a vital step towards reconciliation and healing the nation.

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