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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/

1789 epidemic killed about half of Sydney’s First People in 1789

2021-06-07T18:54:20+10:00June 7th, 2021|

A deadly illness, probably smallpox, tore through First Nations communities around Sydney Cove in 1789, killing possibly half their numbers, leaving the dead along its shores. Was this outbreak an infection passed on from unaffected colonists, the French, or distant Makassans? Or did the British authorities deliberately spread the disease [...]

New guest speaker for Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Ceremony

2021-05-27T11:45:45+10:00May 27th, 2021|

Prominent historian Professor Lyndall Ryan will be the guest speaker at the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Ceremony to be held near Bingara, New South Wales on Sunday, 13 June 2021. The guest speaker for the ceremony previously announced, Professor Henry Reynolds, is unable to attend on medical advice. He will also [...]

City of Stirling, Western Australia considers name change

2021-05-19T18:12:47+10:00May 19th, 2021|

Stirling Council, named after Western Australia's first Governor, Sir James Stirling, who was involved in the Pinjarra Massacre in 1834 with other Europeans, has moved and passed a motion to change its name. One of the biggest councils in Perth, Western Australia, Stirling Council will consider the name change at its next general council [...]

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