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McAvoy advocates for truth commissions, treaties with First Peoples

2021-11-13T21:43:26+11:00November 13th, 2021|

Barrister Tony McAvoy SC advocates for truth commissions and treaties with First Peoples.in his 2021 Dr Charles Perkins oration.  In recent years, encouraging the broader Australian public to take an interest in Indigenous Affairs has proven both difficult and problematic, as it is commonly punctuated by calls for Aboriginal [...]

Following freedom fighter Fanny’s footsteps through the city of Perth

2021-11-09T18:11:05+11:00November 9th, 2021|

Read Lee Tate's fascinating story of Fanny Balbuk Yooreel, a Whadjuck resistance fighter, who the national Trust of Western Australia has brought from obscurity with a Perth walking trail on the 110th anniversary of her death in 1907. Fanny Balbuk Yoreel was unwavering in maintaining [...]

Did the founding father of AFL take part in mass murder?

2021-11-09T17:35:27+11:00November 9th, 2021|

In a recent article, Russell Jackson, delves into whether there is any truth in an 1895 Chicago Tribune story about the involvement of a pioneer of Australian Rules Football, Tom Wills, in reprisals after the 1861 Cullin-la-ringo massacre.  Jackson's story: "Experts add weight to discovery that sporting hero Tom [...]

Myall Creek Vandalism

2021-10-18T18:36:22+11:00October 18th, 2021|

Recent vandalism at the Myall Creek Memorial near Bingara, New South Wales has been widely condemned. According to the Friends of Myall Creek Committee, vandals have damaged areas connected to new sections of the Memorial site, one of three water tanks for the bush garden as well as a plaque [...]

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre 2021

2021-07-21T15:47:27+10:00July 21st, 2021|

Despite the bad weather at Bingara, New South Wales over the June long weekend, the 2021 Myall Creek Massacre memorial ceremony went ahead.  Sophie Scanlon, NBN News, 13 June 2021, reported on the ceremony in her story, 'The 28 lives lost were remembered at the annual Myall Creek Massacre [...]

Australia Was Founded on Genocide. It’s Time to Make Amends.

2021-07-14T14:27:34+10:00July 14th, 2021|

Gary Pearce reviews Henry Reynolds' book Truth-telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement for Jacobin magazine, 27 June 2021: Read the review: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/06/australia-genocide-first-nations-indigenous-truth-telling-henry-reynolds-review

Eucalytus exhibition a means for truth-telling

2021-07-14T13:57:27+10:00July 14th, 2021|

Sydney's Powerhouse Museum is holding an exhibition, Eucalyptusdom, that is a way to tell the truth about Australia's history. Read more in Rachel Knowles' story from the National Indigenous Times on 6 July 2021: https://nit.com.au/eucalyptus-exhibition-a-means-for-truth-telling/

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