Subsequent to the discovery of Aboriginals, the British Colonial Office instructed the British to treat the Aboriginal community with goodwill and kindness.
Treat the Aboriginal people with goodwill and kindness!
However, despite the command, the British and Aboriginals frequently conflicted, competing for land and resources, invariably resulting in frontier violence.
This is OUR land!
WE were here FIRST!
Succeeding an unsuccessful pursuit of Aboriginal people, twelve European settlers discovered a group of Wirrayaraay positioned at Myall Creek station, in which the Europeans "rounded-up" and tied together the Aboriginal community.
10 JUNE 1838
The twelve Europeans settlers then proceeded to lead the Aboriginals into a remote location where they violently massacred the thirty Wirrayarray individuals.
On the 12th of June 1838, two days following the culling, the twelve Europeans returned to the scene of the crime to burn their victim's remains.
Eleven of the twelve settlers invovled in the massacre were arrested on accounts of murder; however, they were found not guilty. Seven of the men were then re-arrested and tried again, in which they were found guilty and sentenced to death.