The Myall Creek Massacre Memorial was established in 2001. It is a memorial to the group of 28 unarmed Aboriginal people killed by a gang of stockmen on June 10th 1838. The seven men involved were then sentenced to hang. It was the first time that white people had been hung for murdering Aboriginal people.
The Memorial consists of a large granite boulder with a plaque, erected on a knoll overlooking the site of the massacre at Myall Creek. The path winding up to the monument has seven smaller rocks each containing some of the story, with a seat opposite each rock and situated under trees.
The Memorial brought together the descendants of the victims, survivors and perpetrators of the violence in an act of reconciliation which had implications for the whole community. Each year a commemoration ceremony is held at the site.
For a transcript of the documentary produced about the Memorial, aired as part of the ABC's Australian Story program in 2001, click here.
As a group we promote and maintain the Memorial site. We acknowledge the Myall Creek massacre as a commitment to truth - telling history and as act of Reconciliation.
The Convenors for this group are Graeme Cordiner and Rev Ivan Roberts.
For more information please contact NSWRC.