Project mapping massacres during Australia’s colonisation shows the power of digitising history

Digital technology is bringing Australia’s history to people in a way that wasn’t possible a decade ago, a leading researcher on the massacres of Indigenous people has said.

Prof Lyndal Ryan, of Newcastle University’s centre for the history of violence, said the “overwhelming” response to her team’s mapping of massacres and the project’s subsequent expansion on Guardian Australia had demonstrated the power of digitising history and taking it to a wide audience, in particular to people in regional areas.

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