In 1928, following the murder of a white dingo trapper, Central Australia would witness the last known massacre of it's indigenous people. With over one hundred killed during a series of punitive expeditions, now known as the Coniston Massacre, many lived to tell of the wholesale slaughter of innocent people.

For the first time those who survived this bloody episode get to tell their side of the story in this new documentary on the Coniston Massacre co-produced by PAW Media and Rebel Films.

The story can finally be told

Warning : This website contains the voices and images of deceased Aboriginal persons. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should exercise care in viewing and listening to the content.


Coniston Behind the Scenes : Emu

16 May 2013

One of the PAW Media staff members picked up Henry Jakamarra ... CONTINUED »

Coniston Behind the Scenes: Setting up a Scene

16 May 2013

Coniston's actors for the dramatised parts of the documentary ... CONTINUED »

Coniston Behind the Scenes : On The Road

16 May 2013

Making Coniston meant traveling hundreds and hundreds of ... CONTINUED »

Coniston Behind The Scenes : Jarra Jarra

16 May 2013

The crew make it to Jarra Jarra, one of the sites of the ... CONTINUED »

Coniston Behind the Scenes : Fire Ahead

16 May 2013

Filming of Coniston took place in extreme temperatures in the ... CONTINUED »

Coniston trailer

03 October 2012

In 1928, following the murder of a white dingo trapper, Central ... CONTINUED »

Bullfrog animation

16 August 2012

Harry Japangardi Jones sings his own song about Bullfrog. ... CONTINUED »

Coniston Massacre by Lander River Band

15 June 2012

The Lander River Band from Wirliyatjarrayi (Willowra) perform ... CONTINUED »

Coniston by Anmatyerr Highway Band from Laramba

09 May 2011

Singer Barry Nelson Jupurrurla
Drummer Darren ... CONTINUED »

Nguru Kurlu by Lander River Band of Willowra

09 May 2011

The song refers to the Coniston Massacre of 1928 that occurred ... CONTINUED »

Coniston Trouble

10 March 2011

Darby Jampijinpa Ross talks about the Coniston Massacre of 1928. CONTINUED »

Latest News

Coniston wins Award of Excellence

08.29am 23 July 2013

Coniston has won an Award of Excellence at the July 2013 ...CONTINUED »

Coniston broadcast on the Australia Network

17.23pm 25 June 2013

Coniston is part of the Australia Network indigenous lineup for ...CONTINUED »

Buy or Rent Coniston Film

19.22pm 30 April 2013

Coniston is now available to buy from the following ...CONTINUED »

Coniston on iView

08.46am 17 January 2013

After its screening on ABC on 14 January, Coniston is now ...CONTINUED »

Coniston screens on ABC1 TV 14 January 2013

11.19am 12 January 2013

Coniston will air for the first time on ABC1 TV on 14 January ...CONTINUED »

Coniston wins Best Docudrama Award at ATOM 2012

12.42pm 23 November 2012

Coniston was awarded the best Docudrama Award at  ATOM ...CONTINUED »

Coniston trailer online

17.18pm 03 October 2012

Haven't been able to get to see the Coniston documentary yet? ...CONTINUED »

Coniston on ABC's NT 7.30 Report

12.22pm 22 September 2012

Coniston was covered by the ABC's NT 7.30 Report on 21 ...CONTINUED »

Coniston sells out at Araluen

12.09pm 22 September 2012

It was an exciting night at Ataluen Theatre in Alice Springs on ...CONTINUED »

Coniston selected as finalist in the 2012 ATOM Awards

10.51am 04 September 2012

We are delighted that Coniston has been selected as a finalist ...CONTINUED »

Ticket sales open for Coniston documentary screening in Alice Springs

12.55pm 21 August 2012

Ticket sales have opened for the September 17 screening at ...CONTINUED »

Coniston at the Melbourne Film Festival

13.20pm 12 July 2012

Coniston has been selected for the 2012 Melbourne International ...CONTINUED »

Coniston screening sold out at Sydney Film Festival

15.15pm 11 June 2012

It was an exciting moment when Fiona Kitson and Elijah Jones ...CONTINUED »

Coniston documentary selected for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival

21.01pm 09 May 2012

We are thrilled that Coniston has been selected for the 2012 ...CONTINUED »

Coniston documentary nears completion

09.25am 19 April 2012

The Coniston documentary is in the final stages of post ...CONTINUED »

Coniston documentary gets into gear

12.11pm 18 June 2011

We've been very busy lately with finalising the financing and ...CONTINUED »

Francis Kelly receives the 2011 Tudawali Award

15.02pm 13 May 2011

Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, a key figure in the development of ...CONTINUED »

Coniston documentary : moving ahead

12.12pm 12 April 2011

The revised treatment for the Coniston Massacre documentary has ...CONTINUED »

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