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North West - view

Waterloo Creek and Myall Creek massacres in 1838

South West - view

Appin massacre in 1816

North West - view

the role of the land council to care for and protect Darkinjung country “to honour the people who died in vain for this country

South West - view

Between 1814 and 1819 there were a series of massacres and killings.

South West - view

Appin Massacre of 1816

South West - view

Appin massacre in 1816

North West - view

many Aboriginal people, including his grandmother and great-grandmother, were sent to Redournberry by the Singleton council when the St Clair Mission closed in 1923

South West - view

In 1810 Auntie Glenda Chalker ’s ancestors greeted Governor Lachlan Macquarie at Birragal Lagoon . In 2010 Auntie Glenda and her children and grandchildren re-enacted this greeting by meeting current Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir, at this same billabong and giving her flowers

South West - view

the ongoing desecration of art sites

North Coastal - view

the battle at Toongabbie Creek in the late 18th Century that led to enmity between the Darug and the Gai-mariagal

1788 - West - view

invasion

1789 - North Coastal - view

In many places our path was covered with skeletons and the same spectacle were to be met with in hollows of most of the rocks of that harbour”. Captain Hunter saw at Broken Bay “a native girl … just recovered from small pox, and lame, she appeared to be 17 or 18 years of age, and had covered her debilitated and naked body with wet grass … she was very much frightened on our approaching her and shed many tears … we soothed her distress a little, and the sailors were ordered to bring up some fire for her.

1789 - North Coastal - view

In a second expedition (to Broken Bay) ”the river received the name Hawkesbury … natives were found labouring under small pox. They did not attempt to commit hostilities against the boats” (Tench 1996, p. 110)

1789 - North West - view

A smallpox epidemic sweeps through the coast people

1790 - North Coastal - view

Willermarin, a Koori man visiting from the north, spears Governor Phillip at Manly Cove. Phillip has taken up the invitation of Bennelong to attend a whale feast. Phillip is the victim of an attack and is speared in the shoulder, staggers back to his longboat while his soldiers disperse the Aboriginal people. Phillip does not order retribution and Bennelong is later welcomed back into Phillip’s confidence.

1790 - North Coastal - view

Pemulwuy, a Koori from near Parramatta, fights the invasion by the English through attacks upon the settlement. His group commits many raids killing or wounding 17 people. Pemulwuy spears Governor Phillip’s game keeper John McIntire who dies from his wounds. Governor Phillip orders a punitive party to bring back six Aboriginal people dead or alive, and even issues bags for the heads. Phillip is under much pressure from the famous English naturalist Joseph Banks to obtain Aboriginal skulls promised to other scientists.

1790 - West - view

protest

1790 - West - view

smallpox

1790 - Central - view

The London Oracle

1790 - West - view

killing Phillip’s gamekeeper