Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues

Red Poppies and Bare Ground––Defending Country Memorial Project

2024-04-26T11:04:22+10:00April 26th, 2024|

David Stephens, Pearls and Irritations, 25 April 2024, republished from Defending Country, 19 April 2024: https://johnmenadue.com/red-poppies-and-bare-ground-why-do-we-discriminate-among-our-war-dead/ Readers of the above article may be interested in the Memorials and Monuments page on the Australian Frontier Conflicts website.

Four Gweagal spears stolen by Captain Cook and crew in 1770 returned to La Perouse community, New South Wales, 254 years later

2024-04-24T17:06:03+10:00April 24th, 2024|

Kathryn Diss and Adrian Wilson, 'Emotional moment' as spears taken by Captain Cook are returned to Indigenous community, from ABC Europe correspondent, Kathryn Diss, and Adrian Wilson, in Cambridge, England, 23 April 2024. Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-23/gweagal-spears-captain-cook-took-handed-to-indigenous-community/103756446 See also Ben Lewis's story on SBS News, 24 April 2024: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/podcast-episode/survivors-from-a-moment-in-time-ancient-spears-handed-back/0i85urkau On [...]

Boe Spearim, Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Guest Speaker for 2024

2024-04-17T12:01:17+10:00April 17th, 2024|

Kooma, Murawarii and Gamilaraay Activist and Podcaster, Boe Spearim, is the guest speaker for the 2024 Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Ceremony.  It will take place at on Sunday 9 June 2024 at the Myall Creek Hall next to Myall Creek Bridge between Bingara and Delungra, New South Wales. For [...]

Myall Creek Memorial Yarning Event, 7 June 2024

2024-04-17T11:34:19+10:00April 17th, 2024|

Armidale Friends of Myall Creek have announced an event in the University of Armidale's Yarning Series on Friday, 7 June 2024. Yarning with Boe Spearim on the Frontier Wars and Black Resistance...then and now will be held at the Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales. [...]

Frontier Wars March, Canberra ACT, Anzac Day, 25 April 2024

2024-04-17T10:00:54+10:00April 16th, 2024|

The annual Frontier Wars March will be held again near the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT on Anzac Day, 25 April 2024. If you are on the News page, click the headline for the poster advertising the event and for contact details.

Truth of Victoria’s colonisation aired at Yoorrook Justice Commission

2024-04-06T14:32:08+11:00April 6th, 2024|

'The British initially thought Victoria's rapid colonisation in the 1830s was illegal, and were concerned by its violence,' read Kate Ashton's article and a view a video clip from the Yoorrook Justice Commission here on ABC News, Victoria, 5 April 2024: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-05/victoria-colonisation-history-yoorrook-aboriginal-massacres/103658322 "The South Eastern Portion of Australia"; compiled [...]

200-Year Old Diary Reveals Unknown Tasmanian Massacre

2024-04-05T12:30:54+11:00April 5th, 2024|

Rachel Edwards, ABC Radio Hobart, 'Rare soldier's diary reveals secret massacre of Indigenous Tasmanians after almost 200 years,' Monday 28 December 2020.  A disentegrating soldier's diary held in the National Library of Ireland (NAI) has led to the startling discovery of an undocumented massacre of First Peoples in Tasmania [...]

After the (failed) referendum dust settles

2024-04-05T12:32:35+11:00April 5th, 2024|

Peter Smith, 'After the (failed) referendum dust settles,' Pearls and Irritations, 19 March 2024: https://johnmenadue.com/after-the-failed-referendum-dust-settles/  

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