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November 6, 2017

The Appin Massacre 200 Years On

Dictionary of Sydney has posted a new item, ‘The Appin massacre – 200 years on ‘This Sunday 17 April 2016 marks 200 years since the Appin massacre, where at least 14 Aboriginal men, women and children were killed by soldiers under the command of Captain James Wallis, as part of a military reprisal raid ordered byGovernor Lachlan Macquarie. Read more at: http://home.dictionaryofsydney.org/the-appin-massacre-200-years-on/
November 6, 2017

Call to halt Sydney light rail after massive Indigenous artefact find

The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 March 2016 Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/call-to-halt-sydney-light-rail-after-massive-indigenous-artefact-find-20160329-gnsxr4.html#ixzz44Y3164z7/a>
November 6, 2017

Breaking the silence: Australia must acknowledge a violent past

The Conversation, 7 March 2016 Read more: http://theconversation.com/breaking-the-silence-australia-must-acknowledge-a-violent-past-51308>
November 6, 2017

Call for national day of remembrance for Australia’s frontier wars

A Ngunnawal elder believes the true [sic] reconciliation cannot be achieved in Australia until the government recognises the existence of thefrontier wars between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Katie Burgess, ABC News online, 7 March 2016
November 6, 2017

Artist says new monument to executed Aborigines is a ‘war memorial’

Carolyn Webb, The Age, 26 November 2015 Melbourne’s first memorial to two men executed in 1842 will serve as a war memorial to Aboriginal people’s clashes with colonists, according to the artist of the winning design. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/artist-says-new-monument-to-executed-aborigines-is-a-war-memorial-20151126-gl8ug9.html