21st Anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial

When:
June 13, 2021 all-day
2021-06-13T00:00:00+10:00
2021-06-14T00:00:00+10:00
Where:
Myall Creek Memorial Hall
Whitlow Rd Myall Creek NSW 2403
Cost:
Free

An annual event held since 2000, each year on Sunday of the long weekend in June, commemorating the 28 Wirrayaraay people murdered at Myall Creek on 10th June 1838.

Let’s gather to acknowledge this dark page in our nation’s history and to commit ourselves to healing the wounds of the past in order to create a more just and fairer society.

Meeting on Gomeroi Country, at Myall Creek Memorial Hall.

We will commence the proceedings at the Myall Creek Memorial Hall at 9am for a 9:30am start and then walk up the hill to the new cultural performance space where there will be a smoking ceremony and we will hear from Prof Henry Reynolds about the Frontier Conflicts. We will then walk down the Memorial path to the Memorial rock for the usual ceremony.

We therefore invite you to join us on the land of the Gomeroi people to whom we pay our respect for their Culture, and to their Elders’ past, present and emerging. The National and NSW State heritage listed Memorial is an icon for the frontier violence and dispossession that occurred right across the continent and Tasmania. Through sharing in this simple but moving commemoration, we acknowledge also the ongoing impact for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the dispossession of their lands, and the benefits gained by nonindigenous people from this dispossession.

For more details, head to www.myallcreek.org