Genocide

Eddie Murray: Back where it all began

CULTURAL WARNING - Images and voice

June 2016 marked 35 years since the death of Eddie Murray in police custody. Eddie’s passing still causes reverberations today – it was in part the efforts of his father, Arthur Murray, which led to the establishment of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. EMMA PURDY* reports.

Racism alive and well in the Territory

Ms Ryder

Five men from Alice Springs have used bankruptcy declarations to evade a court order to pay $180,000 compensation to a grieving indigenous mother of Trainee Ranger Kwementyaye Ryder over the death of her son when young white males went on a drinking binge. Brian Martin, the Commissioner of the Royal Commission in The NT Detention. Previously the Commissioner of the Royal Commission in The NT Detention of children in 2016, Brian Martin, was the Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Northern Territory and the judge in this case where he called a savage murder of an Aboriginal man, 'Manslaughter by negligence' when sentencing 5 white boys. [node:read-more:link]

Proposed development at Deebing Creek mission site would 'destroy our people'

A search for ancestors leads to the most infamous leader of Aboriginal Massacres

PS: The McMillan electorate was renamed in 2016

Angus McMillan, a Scottish Highlander was credited with founding Gippsland in Victoria by leading hunting parties to track down and massacre groups of First Nations people. He became a hero in Vic and NSW, and is still seen as a heroic explorer. Here is a sample of plaques, monuments and statues made in his honour.

First Nations men executed in colonial conflict honoured in major memorial in Melbourne

Ballarat indigenous artist Aunty Marlene's depiction of the 1842 hanging. Photo: City of Melbourne
Ballarat indigenous artist Aunty Marlene's depiction of the 1842 hanging. Photo: City of Melbourne

Clare Rawlinson ABC 27 November 2015

A swing set reminiscent of the gallows where two Indigenous men were hanged in 1842 will be erected as a memorial to colonial conflict in Melbourne. [node:read-more:link]

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