Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk

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The Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk was set-up as a tribute to the group of 28 unarmed Aboriginal people killed by a gang of stockmen on 10 June 1838. The seven men involved were sentenced to hang. It was the first time that white people had been hung for murdering Aboriginal people

Dotting the walk are various history stones and etchings by Aboriginal artist Colin Isaac telling the story of the massacre. A bronze plaque at the main memorial reads:

“In memory of the Wirrayaraay people who were murdered on the slopes of this ridge in an unprovoked but premeditated act in the late afternoon of 10 June 1838. Erected on 10 June 2000 by a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians in an act of reconciliation, and in acknowledgement of the truth of our shared history. We Remember them (Ngiyani Winangay Ganunga).”

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Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk

Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk

Bingara, Gwydir

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