• The Point with hosts Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke. (NITV)
NITV’s flagship news and current affairs program, The Point, uncovers the real history of Australia’s Frontier Wars in the lead up to ANZAC Day.
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NITV Staff Writers

19 Apr 2018 - 12:11 PM  UPDATED 19 Apr 2018 - 12:28 PM

The Point’s co-hosts, Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke will be joined on the panel by Uncle Bruce Pascoe, a widely published and award-winning writer, editor and anthologist, as the special guest co-host as they discuss Indigenous war experience.

NITV reporter, Madeline Hayman-Reber investigates the Black War in Tasmania – one of the most intense frontier conflicts in Australia’s history, and journalist Ryan Liddle explores Australia’s involvement in the New Zealand Wars.

Presenter, JP Janke speaks with Joe Flick, the grandson of First World War soldier Mick Flick, who enlisted at a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were not permitted or encouraged to enlist in war.

Finally, political correspondent Nakari Thorpe examines the efforts being made by the Australian War Memorial to recognise Australia’s Frontier Wars and to have the Desert Pea Flower acknowledged in the same way as the ANZAC Poppy.

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