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Dora Dora massacre evidence accidentally uncovered

2023-10-07T17:20:41+11:00October 7th, 2023|

Former TV host Sheridan Jobbins has accidentally uncovered evidence of a massacre on Dora Dora Station in the Upper Murray, Victoria in the 1830s. Read more in Sarah Krieg's story, ABC Goulburn/Murray, Thursday 5 October 2023: 'Sheridan Jobbins was looking for a piece of land. What she found was [...]

Crowther statue removal appealed

2023-09-20T11:28:16+10:00September 20th, 2023|

Although the Development Application for the removal of the William Crowther statue in Hobart's Franklin Square was passed on 23 August 2023, the Hobart City Council's decision has been appealed. Read more in the Council's Crowther Reinterpreted Project Update announced on Wednesday 13 September 2023: https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Creative-Hobart/Creative-Hobart-projects/Crowther-Reinterpreted [...]

Blackmans Point Massacre Site, near Port Macquarie, New South Wales declared an Aboriginal Place earlier this year

2023-09-20T10:58:17+10:00September 20th, 2023|

Blackman's Point, on the Lands of the Birpai people, near Port Macquarie, New South Wales was recognised as an important massacre site and as an Aboriginal Place earlier this year. Read more: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/blackmans-point-massacre-site-declared-an-aboriginal-place-in-new-south-wales See also Memorials and Monuments on this website for a growing list of memorials and monuments [...]

The Native Mounted Police: extermination on the Australian frontier

2023-07-20T18:02:13+10:00July 20th, 2023|

Military historian, Professor Peter Stanley of the University of New South Wales, Canberra writes in Pearls and Irritations, 19 July 2023 about why the Australian War Memorial does not wish to include the part the Native Mounted Police played in Australia's frontier conflict: https://johnmenadue.com/the-native-mounted-police-extermination-on-the-australian-frontier/ A very useful book about [...]

Hobart’s Crowther Statue to be removed

2023-07-13T16:18:22+10:00July 13th, 2023|

A controversial statue of a controversial colonial figure, William Crowther, is to be removed from public display. Temporary signage next to the state's plinth will be erected to explain the reasons why the astatine has been taken down. Read Adam Holmes' story about the removal of the statue and [...]

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