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 [...]

Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony 2021 to go ahead

2021-05-10T17:01:28+10:00May 10th, 2021|

To commemorate the 28 Wirrayaraay people, who were murdered in an unprovoked and premeditated attack at Myall Creek, New South Wales on 10 June 1838, the Friends of Myall Creek will hold the annual memorial ceremony over the long weekend on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 June 2021. On [...]

Calls to reinvent Anzac Day to Remember Frontier Conflicts

2021-04-28T17:16:22+10:00April 21st, 2021|

Many Australians are calling for Anzac Day to be reinvented as attendances at services have plummeted in recent years, so writes Romain Fathi of Flinders University today (21 April 2021) in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/crowds-at-dawn-services-have-plummeted-in-recent-years-its-time-to-reinvent-anzac-day-157313? While big crowds at Anzac Day services a few years ago may have been partly [...]

10th Frontier Wars Remembrance March, Canberra, Anzac Day

2021-04-21T17:03:01+10:00April 21st, 2021|

MEDIA ALERT   21 April 2021   10th Frontier Wars Remembrance March Assembling from 10 am Anzac Day, 25 April 2021 Cnr Anzac Parade & Constitution Ave, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600 All welcome and bring a banner for the unmarked killing fields. Least We Forget the Frontier Wars “We must be persistent [...]

Mervyn Bishop Exhibition on show in Canberra

2021-03-27T12:24:14+11:00March 27th, 2021|

Mervyn Bishop by Greg Lee Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm until 1 August 2021 Tickets: $13 adult / $10 concession and Friends of the NFSA / $9 groups / FREE for under 18s. Come and see photographs [...]

First Nations’ Views of Endeavour Voyage come to life in exhibition

2021-03-27T11:23:40+11:00March 27th, 2021|

Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians  Daily until 26 April 2021, 9.00 am–5 pm FREE, Timed ticketing If you live in Canberra, or are visiting the nation's capital, the National Museum of Australia is showing an exhibition about Cook's 1770 voyage to Australia. Until [...]

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