The Australian Border Deaths Database maintains a record of all known deaths associated with Australia’s borders since 1 January 2000. Annual statistical reports are available on the Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) website and an Excel version of the source data can be made available on request. The database was established by Professor Sharon Pickering and Associate Professor Leanne Weber as part of BOb’s Deaths at the Global Frontier project, which culminated in 2011 in the publication of the book Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier.

Our sincere thanks to Michael Sinclair-Jones for permission to use his photograph of the SIEV-X memorial stones as the tile image for the Australian Border Deaths Database.