Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre, Edited by Jane Lydon and Lyndall Ryan
The 1838 Myall Creek Massacre is remembered for the brutality of the crime committed by white settlers against innocent Aboriginal men, women and children, but also because eleven of the twelve assassins were arrested and brought to trial. Amid tremendous controversy, seven were hanged. Myall Creek was not the last time the colonial administration sought to apply the law equally to Aboriginal people and settlers, but it was the last time perpetrators of a massacre were convicted and hanged.
Marking the 180th anniversary of the massacre, this book brings together leading writers, historians and artists to explore the significance of one of the most horrifying events of Australian colonialism. Thoughtful and fearless, it challenges us to look at our history without flinching as an act of remembrance and reconciliation.
Myall Creek and Beyond Symposium
The Myall Creek and Beyond symposium at the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the University of New England on Friday 8 June 2018 will include a keynote lecture by leading indigenous historian Bruce Pascoe as well as sessions exploring the national significance of the massacre from historical, legal and cultural perspectives.
Symposium presenters will include Lyndall Ryan from the University of Newcastle; Jane Lydon from University of Western Australia; Peter White from Sydney Living Museums; legal historian Cameron Moore from University of New England; Tasmanian contemporary artist Julie Gough; Yugambeh Museum CEO Rory O’Connor and Dr Fabri Blacklock from UNSW. Speakers will provide a range of perspectives on these events.
When: Friday 8 June 2018, 9am – 5pm
Where: Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England
Cost: $100 full registration; $50 concession registration (students, pensioners, members Friends of Myall Creek, Members Friends of NERAM Inc; Members of the local Aboriginal community, UNE students, UNE staff and are able to attend free of charge thanks to the support received from the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the University of New England. Please register by emailing Tess Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details and student/staff ID number and/or the community you represent and you will be sent a registration form.
For more information, including the draft program and bookings visit Myall Creek and Beyond symposium.
Myall Creek and Beyond Exhibition
The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) is developing a major new exhibition that will open on Friday 8 June 2018 in Armidale as part of a four-day long program to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre in 1838.