Myall Creek Commemoration
On Sunday 12th June 2022 six representatives of the Society attended the Myall Creek Commemoration. Myall Creek is located between Bingara and Inverell and was the site of a horrific massacre of twenty eight (28) First Nation people by convict stockman. While massacres were widespread at that time in history this was the first time that the perpetrators were brought to justice and seven (7) men were hanged for their part in the murders. More information can be found online at https://myallcreek.org/
The Memorial commemorates the fallen in a deeply moving and personal walk through the history related in plaques in a walk to the memorial. The meandering walk connects attendees with the land in a way that leaves a strong impression of how First Nation people both past and present are deeply connected to the land.
The Society believes in the restoration of First Nation culture both constitutionally and in Australian culture. Attendance by Society members is a commitment to this aim and encourages others to broaden their world view for the future of our nation.
The Society was represented by Paul Burton – NSW State Council President, Paul Robinson – St Augustine Armidale Conference President, Liz Fitzgerald, John Atchison and Wendy Baker – Members.
Dhiirranhi ngiyani ganunga – We remember them