Archive for the ‘Myall Creek Massacre’ Category

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...
Myall Creek murders ‘state-sanctioned genocide’
By modern-day standards, the actions of the Myall Creek murderers were war crimes and part of a deliberate, state-sanctioned genocide of the Aboriginal people that today would be punishable by the rules of international criminal law, according to Senior Crown Prosecutor and author, Mark Tedeschi AM QC. [caption id="attachment_9043" align="alignleft"...
Ladies of the Land exhibition
One of the highlights in the calendar at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is our annual Aboriginal Art Show that coincides and commemorates the Myall Creek Memorial. This year we continue that tradition on Sunday 11th June with ‘Ladies of the Land’, an exhibition by 3 Aboriginal female artists, Karen...