Many people on the continent known as Australia, believe that the country was peacefully settled by the British, but there has been a very dark and bloody history hidden from them. The educational curriculum is improving but there has been a widespread denial that is still being protected by governments and the mainstream media.
These are images representing the few massacres that were documented. Most of the massacres by the settlers were done in the dark of night and the bodies burned without trace.
"... The blacks are very quiet here now, poor wretches. No wild beast of the forest was ever hunted down with such unsparing perseverance as they are. Men, women and children are shot whenever they can be met with ...
I have protested against it at every station I have been in Gippsland, in the strongest language, but these things are kept very secret as the penalty would certainly be hanging.
... For myself, if I caught a black actually killing my sheep, I would shoot him with as little remorse as I would a wild dog, but no consideration on earth would induce me to ride into a camp and fire on them indiscriminately, as is the custom whenever the smoke is seen. They [the Aborigines] will very shortly be extinct. It is impossible to say how many have been shot, but I am convinced that not less than 450 have been murdered altogether..."
- Gippsland squatter Henry Meyrick wrote this in a letter home to his relatives in England in 30th April, 1846.