Archive for the ‘Myall Creek Massacre’ Category

Large crowd at Myall Creek Memorial service
Over 300 people from a wide area gathered at the Myall Creek Memorial site on Sunday morning for the annual Service of Commemoration. Guest speaker at Myall Creek, Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver AM, paid special attention to the children who were attending the ceremony. As matriarch and committee...
Prominent academic to speak at Myall Creek
Each year hundreds of people from across the country gather on the Sunday of the June long weekend to commemorate the unprovoked massacre of twenty-eight Wirrayaraay women, children and old men by a group of stockmen on Myall Creek Station in 1838. The Myall Creek Memorial on the Bingara-Delungra Road,...
Friends of Myall Creek secure $1 million grant for cultural centre
The next stage of the Myall Creek Cultural and Education Precinct Project is in sight, following the promise of just over $1 million in state government funding. “We are thrilled to have this funding and it will allow the committee to undertake and complete the second stage of the...
Myall Creek Memorial Committee awards Life Membership to Ted Stubbins
Warialda man, and long-time campaigner for reconciliation and the Myall Creek Memorial project, Ted Stubbins, was on Sunday awarded with Life Membership of the Committee. Accepting his award, Mr. Stubbins described himself as a sympathetic white fella, who has some book learning and has thought a lot about Myall...
One goal, four perspectives
Last Sunday, June 10, marked a huge milestone on two counts. It was 180 years, to the day, since the infamous Myall Creek massacre which took place on the property, and it was 20 years since the first meeting to plan for a permanent memorial to those who had...
Bipartisan support for Myall Creek project
Convenor of the Myall Creek Memorial, Graeme Cordiner and Friends of Myall Creek representative Ivan Roberts were both quick to point out that the Myall Creek Memorial and the proposed educational centre have bipartisan support.  This was illustrated on Sunday morning as Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall and Shadow...
Myall Creek Memorial exhibition opens
Brian Irvine and Kerry Cannon. Last Sunday Ceramic Break Sculpture Park near Warialda had its annual Myall Creek Memorial opening. The weather was pleasant and the visitors were fabulous. Everyone had a wonderful time viewing the beautiful works of several Aboriginal artists who are exhibiting and hearing...
Annual Myall Creek Gathering
Below is a letter which appeared in the Editorial Section of the Gwydir News extending an open invitation to the annual Myall Creek ceremony and commemoration. Full program details are available on the Friends of Myall Creek website >> Book Sounds of Country concert >> Myall Creek This year I am again...
Film Club to support 180th Anniversary Myall Creek Gathering
This year marks the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre, and a number of events are planned to support this significant milestone in Australian history. For North West Theatre Company, their contribution is to have their Film Club screen the 2001 ABC Australian Story documentary “Bridge Over Myall Creek”...
$80,000 to put Myall Creek massacre on canvas 180 years on
The Myall Creek Massacre stands alone in its historical significance for Australia and a pivotal moment in the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The tragic slaughter of 28 unarmed Aboriginal men, women and children by white settlers on 10 June 1838 resulted in the first occasion where British subjects...