After consultation with our Elders, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Myall Creek Memorial due to the Coronavirus emergency. This years Thoughts ‘n’ Dreams competition will proceed, accepting digital entries only. The Friends of Myall Creek Committee invite all school children from years K to 12 to participate in the 12th annual … Read moreThoughts ‘N’ Dreams Goes Digital
Mark Tedeschi AM QC speaking on War Crimes and Genocide at the annual Myall Creek Memorial Gathering for those who died in the Myall Creek massacre of 1838.
I am honoured to have been asked by the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial, to be today’s guest speaker. Back in 2009 I was awarded the Visiting Fellowship at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. In order to do further research on massacres in northern NSW and across Queensland and into the Northern Territory, I drove the two and half thousand kilometres from Cairns to check out the ‘lie of the land’ and photograph massacre sites, and I paused here, at Myall Creek on my journey south.