In episode Twenty One Boe yarn with Professor Lyndall Ryan from the University of Newcastle in NSW.
On the 10th of June 1838 just outside of what is now Bingara in Northern NSW a group of 10 convict stockmen, led by a squatter, rode onto Myall Creek Station and brutally massacred about 28 Gamilaraay People, mostly older men, women and children in an unprovoked and premeditated attempt to get them off land.
This event is now known as the Myall Creek Massacre and, whilst only one of many Massacres committed across Australia over a 100 year period, it’s notable now for it was the first time that the perpetrators of such crimes were brought to justice. Following a second trial, seven men were executed. You would think after this trial the Killing of Aboriginal people would stop but in fact the killings continued.