Hundreds gather for 180th commemoration of Myall Creek Massacre | Photos

Hundreds of people from across Australia gathered at Myall Creek this morning to commemorate 180 years since convict stockmen brutally slaughtered a group of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children in 1838.

A number of speeches were made outlining the facts of Myall Creek's history, and the importance a memorial event plays to educate future generations.

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A number of school from the region, and a few from as far as Sydney attended the historic event along with people from various cultural backgrounds.

Unified together, the large group walked to the massacre site, to hear music, watch Aboriginal dancers and walk around the Myall Creek trail to remember the horrific events that happened 180 years ago.


Despite the fact that the Myall Creek Massacre was just one of the countless massacres that took place right across the country from the earliest days of British settlement in 1788 through to 1928, it stands alone in its historical significance. 

It is so significant because it is the only time in Australia’s history that white men were arrested, charged and hanged for the massacre of Aborigines. 

Due to the fact that it was so thoroughly investigated and documented at the time, it provides irrefutable documentary evidence of not just this massacre but also of how commonplace such massacres were at the time.

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