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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

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On the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre of 1838, acclaimed writers, historians, lawyers and artists explore the impact of one of the most horrifying events of Australian colonial history, showing why this event was and remains so important for Australia. 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, one of the few cases of this kind in Australia. 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 that the perpetrators of a massacre were convicted and hanged. Marking its 180th anniversary, this book explores the significance of one of the most horrifying events of Australian colonialism.

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre Lyndall Ryan

Author : Jane Lydon
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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 its 180th anniversary, this book explores 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.

Massacre at Myall Creek

Author : John Summons
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The massacre of Aboriginal people at Myall Creek marked a critical point in the struggle over land and power between the indigenous peoples of Australia and the European invaders. It resulted in seven white men being hanged for their crimes - the last ever to hang for the murder of Aboriginal people. Massacre at Myall Creek, by playwright John Summons, helps students to explore the social and political climate surrounding the massacre. As well as the play, the book contains comprehensive study units, making it an excellent resource for students of Drama, English, History and Social Studies. Among other issues, it deals with displacement, racism, authority, justice, capital punishment and personal responsibility.

The Myall Creek Massacre

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Demons at Dusk

Author : Peter Stewart
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1838 and the British Empire is expanding relentlessly. On a remote cattle station on the frontier of the young New South Wales colony a lonely convict hut keeper is forced to confront the power and greed, which drives that expansion. One of the convict stockmen on the station invites a group of Aborigines to the station with the promise of protection from the bands of marauding troopers and stockmen who roam the countryside. The station's convicts and their overseer develop close relationships with the Aborigines but the threat of violence is never far away. All must ultimately face some terrible choices - choices which reverberate across the colony and leave the young hut keeper struggling to find the courage to stand against powerful oppressors. The story behind 'Demons at Dusk' is true. It is a story of love and courage, betrayal and tragedy, mystery and deceit and the strength of the human spirit.

Massacre at Myall Creek

Author : Laurie Ernest Barber
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'Mr Justice Burton said the present case was different from any that had ever been brought before the court.' The Massacre at Myall Creek represents a tragic page in Australia's history. The massacre was described by the Chief Justice, Sir James Dowling, as 'one of the most important cases which has ever come under our notice since there has been a Supreme Court in New South Wales'.This is an updated reprint of a limited edition book published in 1993, telling the story of the killing of about 28 people camping peacefully at Myall Creek Station in 1838.A party of horsemen rode up, tied the victims, took them over the hill and proceeded to kill them.As a result of investigations under difficult conditions, and two trials, seven men were hanged a week before Christmas Day, 1838. Their trials and conviction caused an outcry in the colony. Until that time, some people saw the killing of Aborigines as no more an offence than the shooting of kangaroos.This is their story, largely as it was recorded at the time. About the AuthorLaurie Barber is a retired journalist whose reprint of the 1993 effort Massacre at Myall Creek is as a result of many requests. The book, mentioned in the Oxford Companion to Australian History, tells what happened in the words of the people who were there, leading to the hanging of seven men in 1838.He gained commendations in the Graham Perkin Award for Australia's Journalist of the year, as well as NSW Country journalist of the year award, and was listed in the 1980 worldwide "Golden Dozen" for editorial writers as announced by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.He has published My Word and Ringo, the result of weekly newspaper columns, as well as Please Print for Country Press Australia.The author is a director of Australian Rotary Health and a former Rotary district governor. His other community interests include Probus, University of the Third Age and Douglas Vale heritage museum. He is patron of the Hastings Fellowship of Writers and represented NSW as a basketball referee. When he finds time, he tries to play bowls.A former managing editor of The Inverell Times, where he first became interested in the Myall Creek massacre, he now lives at Port Macquarie with his wife Glenda. They have four children, Tracey, Shane, Gary and Stephanie, and eleven grandchildren.

Myall Creek Massacre Memorial

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The Myall Creek Massacre 1838

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Massacre at Myall Creek

Author : Laurie Ernest Barber
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Detailed account of the Myall Creek massacre and its aftermath written by a journalist with emphasis on factual description rather than the analytical; based on archival research but sources are not cited.

Myall Creek Massacre

Author : Marian Aveling
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The Myall Creek Massacre proposed Television Play

Author : John Conn
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Deed of Darkness

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Murder at Myall Creek

Author : Mark Tedeschi
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Unseemly Slaughter

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Gives background to proposed television play by John Conn.

The Myall Creek Massacre

Author : Ted Stubbins
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Murder at Myall Creek

Author : Mark Tedeschi
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The story of the trial that defined a nation, by Australia's bestselling historical true crime author. 'This is about three deaths. Actually more, if you go back far enough. I say deaths but perhaps all of them were murders. It's a grey area. Murder, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. So let's just call them deaths and say I was involved. This story could be told a hundred different ways.' Within six months of Pen Sheppard starting university, three of her new friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why. College life had seemed like a wonderland of sex, drugs and maybe even love. Full of perfect strangers, it felt like the ideal place for Pen to shed the confines of her small home town and reinvent herself. But the darkness of her past clings tight, and when the killings begin and friendships are betrayed, Pen's secrets are revealed. The consequences are deadly. You don't have to believe in ghosts for the dead to haunt you. You don't have to be a murderer to be guilty.

Today We re Alive

Author : Linden Wilkinson
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By 1888, after 100 years of colonisation, it is estimated that 95% of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander population had ‘disappeared’. Along with starvation, disease, dispossession and grief, a further contributing factor to this decline was murder. Massacres occurred sequentially as the line of first contact forged its way across a country that had been occupied, cared for, and loved for over 50,000 years by about 250 separate Aboriginal nations. The concomitant brutality subsumed in the colonial narrative of zeal, purpose and prosperity meant that massacres were shrouded in silence for generations; denied, ignored and under-reported. However one particular massacre remains an anomaly. The massacre at Myall Creek occurred on June 10th, 1838, in the fading light of a wintry Sunday afternoon. It was perpetrated by eleven convicts under the leadership of one free-born squatter’s son; they had hunted ‘blacks’ together before. They tethered twenty-eight old men, women and children, Weraerai people of the Kamilaroi nation, led them away from their camp, and then systematically butchered them all. These details are available, because this particular massacre went to trial. One hundred and sixty-two years later, a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people formed a committee and built a memorial to commemorate the only massacre in Australia’s colonial history, where some but not all of the perpetrators were punished. Today We’re Alive: Generating Performance in a Cross-Cultural Context, an Australian Experience is a doctoral thesis, which examines the multiple narratives embedded in colonial and recent history. At the heart of this research is a verbatim play: the interweaving of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal testimonies about Myall Creek and the memorial, testimonies sourced from descendants of massacre survivors, descendants of massacre perpetrators and involved others. As a thesis it explores the possibilities offered by performance ethnography as a decolonizing methodology; as a play the research seeks to find a reconciliation narrative, a story that through performance addresses the past and recognises the possibilities of a shared future.

Massacre

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Waterloo Creek

Author : Roger Milliss
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The Myall Creek Massacre

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Details of events; trial of whites; pressure of squatters; government policy; racial attitudes.