Lydon, Jane & Lyndall Ryan, ed.: Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Jane Lydon & Lyndall Ryan, ed.

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre, NewSouth, Sydney, 2018; electronic version available

The 1838 Myall Creek Massacre is remembered for the brutality of the crime committed by white settlers against innocent Aboriginal men, women and children, but also because eleven of the twelve assassins were arrested and brought to trial. Amid tremendous controversy, seven were hanged. Myall Creek was not the last time the colonial administration sought to apply the law equally to Aboriginal people and settlers, but it was the last time perpetrators of a massacre were convicted and hanged. (blurb)

The book is reviewed for Honest History by Tjanara Goreng Goreng. Review in Dictionary of Sydney by Rachel Franks. Extract in The Monthly by Mark Tedschi. Amazon extracts. Background to the massacre (Creative Spirits website). Jane Lydon and Aunty Sue Blacklock on ABC RN. Contributors to the book, apart from the editors, Tedeschi and Blacklock, are John Brown, Patsy Withycombe, Anna Johnston, Iain Davidson, Heather Burke, Lynley A. Wallis, Bryce Barker, Elizabeth Hatte, Noelene Cole, John Maynard, Jessica Neath and Brook Andrew.

 

 

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