New South Wales Aboriginal massacres

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 [...]

Coronavirus forces Appin Massacre Memorial service 2020 online

2020-04-20T09:27:41+10:00April 20th, 2020|

On 17 April 1816, at least 14 Dharawal men, women and children died in the Appin Massacre in the former colony of New South Wales. The killings, ordered by the then Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, were perpetrated by the military against Aboriginal people in reprisal for [...]

The Anaiwan Frontier Wars–reclaiming history in New England

2018-07-10T23:19:55+10:00July 10th, 2018|

Two researchers at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, have released a new magazine detailing frontier wars in the New England area from 1832 to the mid-1840s. Read more and listen to the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association's audio of 30 January 2018 at: https://caama.com.au/news/2018/restoring-new-england-a-reclamation-of-history-in-the-anaiwan-frontier-wars  

Appin Massacre Memorial Ceremony, 23 April 2017

2017-12-06T02:41:40+11:00November 6th, 2017|

The annual ceremony to commemorate the 1816 Appin Massacre will be held at the Cataract Dam picnic area from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm on 23 April 2017. Hosted by the Wingla Myamly Reconciliation Group and the Aboriginal communities of Macarthur. For more information contact: Ivan Wellington on 0447 581 [...]