The plaque commemorating victims of the Myall Creek Massacre

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Pantagruel on June 17, 2010

The Myall Creek Massacre involved the killing of up to 30 unarmed Australian Aborigines by European settlers on 10 June 1838 at the Myall Creek near Bingara in northern New South Wales. After two trials, seven of the 12 settlers involved in the killings were found guilty of murder and hanged.

A memorial to the victims of the massacre was unveiled in 2001, consisting of a granite rock and plaque overlooking the site of the massacre. A ceremony is held each year on 10 June commemorating the victims.

MaxFarrar on December 8, 2013

Thanks for your picture. Bill Bryson looked for this site when he was writing 'Down Under' (Black Swan, 2000) and couldn't find it. He talked to a woman reporter from the Bingara 'Advocate', but she couldn't help him. As she said to him though: All that was different about Myall Creek was that white people were punished for it...Anyway, you wouldn't be able to move in this country for memorials if you tried to acknowledge [all the massacres].

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