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 [...]

Mount Dispersion recognised as a Declared Aboriginal Place

2020-06-04T11:45:10+10:00June 4th, 2020|

Mount Dispersion, site of a massacre of Aboriginal people in 1836, has been recognised as a Declared Aboriginal Place. The gazettal, on 24 April 2020, of the site gives it legal recognition and protection as a significant site under New South Wales law. On 27 May 2020, 184 years ago, [...]

Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony 2020 cancelled, goes virtual

2020-05-15T18:06:06+10:00May 15th, 2020|

Owing to the corona virus pandemic, the 20th anniversary Myall Creek Memorial ceremony has been cancelled. However the Friends of Myall Creek are planning a virtual Annual Gathering. Read more from the Friends below.   This year marks a significant milestone for the Myall Creek Memorial, being the 20th [...]

Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians

2020-05-15T17:33:21+10:00May 15th, 2020|

Although the National Museum of Australia is not open to the public due to the corona virus pandemic, anyone interested in the anniversary of the 250th voyage of HMS Endeavour and the untold stories from First Nations' perspectives can view the museum's exhibition about the voyage online. Watch Endeavour [...]

1770 and all that from Inside Story

2020-04-29T17:07:18+10:00April 29th, 2020|

Hamish McDonald reports for Inside Story today, 29 April 2020, on the anniversary festival at Cook's landing place that had to be abandoned because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the article at: https://insidestory.org.au/1770-and-all-that/ Replica of HMS Endeavour This year, the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's voyage on HMS [...]

Aboriginal leaders contest Dharawal words spoken as Cook landed

2020-04-29T16:17:56+10:00April 29th, 2020|

Today, 29 April 2020, is 250 years since Captain James Cook and crew from HMS Endeavour landed at Kundal, known in English as Kurnell, on Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. But Aboriginal leaders are contesting what was said on Cook's landing at Kundal. According to the diary [...]

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