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HSIE Myall Creek Massacre 26/03/2020
Updated: 3/26/2020
HSIE Myall Creek Massacre 26/03/2020
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  • 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.
  • 18 DECEMBER 1838
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