Opportunity for local youth to attend Myall Creek Massacre memorial service

May 28, 2008

Independent Member for Tamworth, Peter Draper, recently announced a $1,000 grant from the NSW Government for a project to assist approximately 60 Aboriginal youth.  “Tamworth youth have been granted transport assistance to attend the June 7 Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Service,” he said. 

“The project was developed after Tamworth Aboriginal Elders and the Tamworth Youth Service met to plan for this event, which is of cultural and historical significance to the Kamilaroi people.”

“Young people from the Youthie have formed the Gomeroi Dance Group and they will perform at this significant annual event,” Mr Draper said. This is a joint project with the Tamworth Regional Council Youth Services staff, Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Centre, respected Elders from the Tamworth community and the young people themselves. The memorial will take place on Saturday June 7.

For more information on the Myall Creek Memorial, (click here).