Myall Creek Commemoration to be held June long weekend 2022

2022-05-11T07:23:24+10:00May 1st, 2022|

Historian and author James Wilson-Miller will be the Commemoration Speaker at the Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony on 12 June 2022. James Wilson-Miller is from the Gringai clan of the Hunter Valley Wonnarua nation. He grew up in the Sydney suburb of Redfern. For 16 years Mr Wilson-Miller was Curator [...]

Elder overjoyed at Darumbal massacre site handback

2022-04-24T14:49:11+10:00April 24th, 2022|

https://nit.com.au/aunty-sallys-joy-as-massacre-site-handed-back-to-darumbal-people/ Also have a look at the earlier post on this website today, 24 April 2022, about the handover of control of this reserve to the Darumbul people.

Control over sacred site returned to the Darumbal people

2022-04-24T10:53:41+10:00April 24th, 2022|

Control over a sacred site where 300 First Nations people were massacred in the late 1800s has been handed back to the Darumbal people. The Queensland Government's latest move gives trusteeship to the Gawula Aboriginal Land Trust of a 13.5-hectare reserve at the foot of Gai-i (formerly Mt Wheeler) [...]

Invasion Day 2022–still divisive

2022-02-02T15:29:13+11:00February 2nd, 2022|

"Australia Day" continues to be devisive–some for it, some against Protest March, Canberra ACT, Australia, 26 January 2022. Photo: Jane Morrison As elsewhere in Australia, the pain of 26 January was felt strongly in Tasmania as images of departed ancestors such as Mannarlargenna, William Lanne, and Fanny [...]

How the kidnapping of a First Nations man on New Year’s Eve in 1788 may have led to a smallpox epidemic

2022-01-25T12:45:16+11:00January 25th, 2022|

The Conversation, 11 January 2022: https://theconversation.com/how-the-kidnapping-of-a-first-nations-man-on-new-years-eve-in-1788-may-have-led-to-a-smallpox-epidemic-173732 Captains Hunter, Collins & Johnston with Governor Phillip, Surgeon White &c. visiting a distressed female native of New South Wales at a hut near Port Jackson 1793, National Library of Australia [nla.pic-an789041]

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 [...]

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