Tasmania Aboriginal massacres

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 [...]

Australian Electoral Commission renamed federal seat of Batman after Aboriginal rights campaigner William Cooper

2022-10-05T15:00:06+11:00October 5th, 2022|

The Australian Electoral Commission 'unanimously agreed' to rename the federal seat of Batman in honour of Aboriginal rights campaigner William Cooper. Read more about the move to change the name of the Federal seat of Batman in Nakari Thorpe's story on NITV News on 20 June 2018 at: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/06/20/federal-seat-batman-be-renamed-after-indigenous-rights-leader-william-cooper [...]

Liffey Falls’ dark history remembered on anniversary of 1827 massacre

2022-10-02T08:25:52+11:00October 2nd, 2022|

One hundred and. ninety four years ago, on 24 June 1827, between 30 and 120 Pallittore people were killed in a colonists' reprisal at Tasmania's Liffey Falls. Read more in Jessica Willard's story in The Examiner of 24 June 2021: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7312276/no-signs-no-crosses-no-memorials-liffey-falls-dark-history-remembered/

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