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 not be able to speak in person as scheduled at the University of New England on 11 June 2021. Instead the University of New England will facilitate a Zoom presentation of Professor Reynolds “Yarning about Truth-Telling and Reconciliation” from 2.00pm–4.00pm. For details and how to register go to:
Professor Ryan is a leading historian of the Australian colonial frontier. Her most recent book, Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre, was published in 2018. Professor Ryan and her team of researchers are involved in the development of a digital map of sites where Aboriginal people were massacred on the Australian frontier between 1788 and 1930. Stage 4 of the map will include nearly 400 sites to be released later in 2021.
Over the June long weekend there will also be a free Sounds of Country concert from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at the Myall Creek Memorial precinct, corner of Whitlow Road and Bingara-Delungra Road on Saturday 12 June 2021. Food and coffee available to buy from 12pm.