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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 [...]

Greg Melick, the AWM and Frontier Wars

2023-07-13T15:59:21+10:00July 13th, 2023|

https://johnmenadue.com/greg-melick-the-awm-and-frontier-wars/ Posted by Noel Turnbull on Pearls and Irritations, 22 June 2023

Myall Creek Commemoration June Long Weekend 2023

2023-06-01T09:00:00+10:00June 1st, 2023|

The annual commemoration of the Myall Creek Massacre in 1838 will be held at Bingara, New South Wales from 9–11 June 2023.  For more details see the Friends of Myall Creek website: http://myallcreek.org/ The program will include: Friday 9 June 2023 Saturday 10 June 2023 Exhibition Opening, Ceramic Break, [...]

How (hard) They Fought: sophistication of First Nations’ resistance

2023-05-08T13:32:36+10:00May 8th, 2023|

John Menadue's online Public Policy Journal, Pearls and Irritations, brings the caring and concerned among us more news about Dr Ray Kerhove's new book, How They Fought, Boolarong Press, 2023 about how First Peoples fought to resist invasion and colonisation of Country from 1788: Read Dr Kerhove's 1 May [...]

More calls for Australia’s frontier wars to be remembered

2023-04-26T11:11:15+10:00April 26th, 2023|

As Aaron Smith writes in The Guardian, unofficial recognition has been growing of those killed on Australian soil in colonial frontier conflicts, but official commemoration is still being debated. Read more in Aaron Smith's story on 24 April 2023: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/apr/24/calls-grow-for-australias-frontier-wars-to-be-remembered-on-anzac-day Chair of the Council of the Australian War Memorial [...]

“Help Us Bury Our Dead” on 25 April 2023

2023-04-21T11:50:55+10:00April 21st, 2023|

Media Release  20 April 2023 "Help Us Bury Our Dead on 25 April 2023" Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia Asserting Australia's First Nations Sovereignty into Governance www.sovereignunion.mobi Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the [...]

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