Soundtrails - Myall Creek

Overview

This Soundtrail begins at the Myall Creek Memorial site, along the Bingara to Delungra Road.

It’s June 1838 in Myall Creek, when a squatter leads a gang of convicts to a group of Aboriginal men, women and children, and a brutal, unprovoked massacre occurs. Blood was shed, lives cruelly taken away and shrill cries for justice heard. And for once, justice was rightly served. It all came down to people like the Governor of the day, or the lone convict who resolutely refused to play a part, that helped shine a light on the national denial, and ensure that the men involved would pay for their crime.

The Myall Creek story did not finish then, and in the year 2000 hundreds of gatherers looked on as a descendant of the massacre embraced a descendant of the perpetrators, watched on by a descendant of those who had brought them to justice. It was a poignant, long-awaited moment, but with those lasting embraces, those that were condemned by their past actions were finally forgiven.

Please be advised that this Soundtrail contains the voices and photos of Aboriginal people.

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