New South Wales Aboriginal massacres

Myall Creek Commemoration June Long Weekend 2023

2023-06-01T09:00:00+10:00June 1st, 2023|

The annual commemoration of the Myall Creek Massacre in 1838 will be held at Bingara, New South Wales from 9–11 June 2023.  For more details see the Friends of Myall Creek website: http://myallcreek.org/ The program will include: Friday 9 June 2023 Saturday 10 June 2023 Exhibition Opening, Ceramic Break, [...]

Site of frontier war and resistance protected by mine expansion refusal

2022-10-29T08:37:29+11:00October 29th, 2022|

A First Nations' site of frontier war and resistance, in the New South Wales' Hunter Valley, will be protected  following the Glencore coal mine expansion refusal. The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has denied the extension because the heritage impacts of the project would have been too significant and irreversible. [...]

Myall Creek Commemoration to be held June long weekend 2022

2022-05-11T07:23:24+10:00May 1st, 2022|

Historian and author James Wilson-Miller will be the Commemoration Speaker at the Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony on 12 June 2022. James Wilson-Miller is from the Gringai clan of the Hunter Valley Wonnarua nation. He grew up in the Sydney suburb of Redfern. For 16 years Mr Wilson-Miller was Curator [...]

Myall Creek Vandalism

2023-06-01T09:22:40+10:00October 18th, 2021|

Vandalism at the Myall Creek Memorial near Bingara, New South Wales was widely condemned in October 2021. According to the Friends of Myall Creek Committee, vandals damaged areas connected to then new sections of the Memorial site, one of three water tanks for the bush garden as well as [...]

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre 2021

2021-07-21T15:47:27+10:00July 21st, 2021|

Despite the bad weather at Bingara, New South Wales over the June long weekend, the 2021 Myall Creek Massacre memorial ceremony went ahead.  Sophie Scanlon, NBN News, 13 June 2021, reported on the ceremony in her story, 'The 28 lives lost were remembered at the annual Myall Creek Massacre [...]

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 [...]

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

2022-10-28T10:27:24+11:00May 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. Information about this ceremony is available on the Friends of Myall Creek website under Past [...]

Coronavirus forces Appin Massacre Memorial service 2020 online

2022-10-06T15:10:22+11:00April 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 [...]

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