Archive for the ‘Myall Creek Massacre’ Category

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...
Acclaimed QC, author and photographer to speak at Myall Creek
The annual Myall Creek Memorial Gathering for those who died in the Myall Creek massacre of 1838 will be held at the memorial site at Myall Creek on Sunday 11 June. The guest speaker this year will be Mark Tedeschi AM QC, Senior Crown Prosecutor in NSW and President of...
A local story of struggle
Noelene Briggs-Smith (OAM), an Aboriginal elder, who has provided outstanding service to the whole Moree community (and beyond) was the guest speaker at the Myall Creek Memorial commemoration on June 12. “I was born in my great, great grandmother’s tin hut, situated at the largest Aboriginal camp at the...
Ngiyani winangay gamunga “We remember them”
Hundreds gathered for the annual commemorative service at Myall Creek in memory of the Wirrayaraay people who were murdered on the slopes in an unprovoked but premeditated act in 1838. When Australia was first colonised by white settlers, Aborigines suffered greatly through forced removal of their lands and numerous...
Respected Aboriginal historian guest speaker at Myall Creek
“Aboriginal people in the past did not write down their history; it was all told orally. So now we need Aboriginal people to archive their history for the future...” Aunty Noeline Briggs-Smith OAM, guest speaker at the annual Myall Creek gathering on Sunday 12 June, is passionate about ensuring...
Myall Creek Memorial Service of Commemoration
Acknowledgement, reconciliation and positive steps in moving forward More than 250 people from all over the country gathered for the Myall Creek Memorial near Bingara last Sunday morning. The memorial marked the anniversary of the massacre of 28 women, children, and older Aboriginal men by white stockmen at Myall...
Myall Creek Memorial Service
The annual Myall Creek Memorial Service will take place this coming Sunday, June 8 with hundreds of people expected to gather at the memorial at Myall Creek to commemorate the unprovoked massacre of twenty-eight Wirrayaraay women, children and old men by a groud of stockmen on Myall Creek Station...