Myall Creek

Located at the Myall Creek Memorial site on the Bingara to Delungra Road.

‘The path to the future passes through the past.’

In 1838 at Myall Creek, shed blood went into the ground and cried out for justice. Just this once, justice was done. Just this once there was a linking of hearts, from the Governor of the day to the convict who refused to participate: a shaft of light powerful enough to penetrate the deep darkness of our national denial.

The Myall Creek story did not finish then. The story is still being written and we are all part of it.

In 2000 at Myall Creek, hundreds witnessed a descendant of the massacred embrace a descendant of the perpetrators, watched by a descendant of those who had brought them to justice. In that embrace, we who were condemned by our actions to be restless wanderers in this land, were welcomed home to country at last.

Join in the story with this highly produced audio walk (geo locative) that was produced in collaboration with local community.

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Credits and Contributors

Len Payne. Len Payne, Elizabeth Connors, Lyall Munro, Paulette Hayes. Narration, John Wearne. Original composition by Michael Whiticker. Welcome Farewell. Narration by Rhonda Smith & Tracy Cameron. Music, Gugurrgaagaa - Kookaburra from Yugal. Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay Songs. Knew Nothing About Myall Creek. Lyall Munro, Beaulah Adams, Margaret Bottom, John Brown, Peter Stewart. Music by Linsey Pollak. Massacre. Des Blake, Elizabeth Connors, Paulette Hayes, Beaulah Adams & Peter Stewart. Original composition by John Warner. Sue Blacklock's Imaginings. Sue Blacklock. Music, 'Bubaa ngiyaningy - Our Father', Yugal. Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay Songs. Coverage Of The Massacre. Peter Steward. Readings from Rick Hutton. Denny Day. Margaret Bottoms & Ian Adams. Narration by Nedine Young. Reading from Waterloo Creek by Hamish Sewell. Music; 'The Whisky Set' by Wirry Cow. John Flemming. Barry Brown. Music, 'John Flemming' by Timeline. George Anderson. Peter Stewart. Extracts from 'Australia On Tria'l by December Media and Essential Media and Entertainment. Narration Wendy Wearne. Why Did You Come Forward? Des Blake & Beulah Adams. Reconciliation. Sue Blacklock, Margaret Bottom. Music, 'Myall Creek' by Roger Knox, Toby Martin & Jon Langford. Spirit Women. Paulette Hayes, Sue Blacklock, Elizabeth Connors, Beulah Adams. Laying Of The Stone. Elizabeth Connors, Paulette Hayes, Lyall Munro, Ian Adams, Beaulah Adams. Music, No More Weep for Myall Creek by Neil Murray.