Book Launch - Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre
Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England
Remembering Myall Creek Massacre (1838-2018)
Editors: Jane Lydon & Lyndall Ryan, NewSouth Publishing 2018
Launched by Aunty Sue Blacklock
The launch of a new book exploring the history and legacy of the Myall Creek Massacre is being launched as part of the program for the 180th anniversary commemorations in June 2018.
- All welcome
- No bookings required for book launch
The book launch will be held as part of the program for the 'Myall Creek and beyond' symposium at Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the University of New England (from 8.30-5.00pm) Further details about the Symposium and registration details are available online at http://www.neram.com.au/learn-2/myall-creek-and-beyond-symposium/
About the book:
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.
The 'Myall Creek and beyond' Symposium is a partnership between the New England Regional Art Museum and the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial and has been supported by Regional Arts NSW through the Regional Arts Fund, the New South Wales Government through Create NSW and the Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts Indigenous Language and Arts Program.
Project partners include:
- Arts North West
- Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place
- Beyond Empathy
- University of New England
- Oorala Aboriginal Centre at University of New England
Facilities: Wheelchair access, Disabled amenities, Hearing loop
Website and/or social media (if applicable): https://www.facebook.com/events/227616221154022/