Archive for the ‘Myall Creek Massacre’ Category

New performance space taking shape at Myall Creek Memorial site
The new Cultural Performance space and gardens at the Myall Creek Memorial site is progressing rapidly, thanks to Gwydir Shire Council, the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial and Create NSW. The space will be used by dance groups, schools and artists from the community. The project will include parking, shelters,...
Myall Creek 20th Anniversary deferred to next year
After consultation with elders, the Friends of Myall Creek National Committee made the decision to cancel the Myall Creek Memorial 2020, which was to be held this Sunday 7th June. What was to have been the Myall Creek Memorial 20th Anniversary Weekend has had to be deferred to next year....
Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony 2020 cancelled
The Myall Creek Memorial 20th Anniversary Weekend has been deferred to next year in light of the corona virus pandemic. Organisers are consulting with their elders and working on a possible online program to take place for this year in June. Visit Myall Creek Massacre page >>
$25,000 for Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Ceremony
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Don Harwin have announced a $25,000 State Government grant for the Friends of Myall Creek Massacre Memorial to support next year’s 20th anniversary commemorations. Mr Marshall and Minister Harwin joined local Aboriginal Elders and school students from Bingara, Warialda and Bundarra and...
Myall Creek Development to be in Three Stages
In February of this year the NSW Government announced that it would contribute $1,066,981 through its Regional Cultural Fund program towards a project at the Myall Creek Memorial site. This funding was awarded to The Friends of Myall Creek Committee. The Myall Creek Cultural Precinct project includes a culturally appropriate...
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...