The Oorala to Myall Creek bus

Sunday 10 June  - 7.00am - 4.00pm

Oorala to Myall Creek posterOORALA is inviting Aboriginal community members, UNE students and academics to join us on a field trip to the 2018 MYALL CREEK MASSACRE MEMORIAL CEREMONY.

This year marks the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre. A memorial ceremony will be held at Myall Creek (near Bingara) on Sunday June 10 starting at 9:30 AM and going through to lunch.

A free bus will depart Oorala at 7:00 AM and return to Armidale after lunch to be back at Oorala by 4:00 PM.

The memorial will include Aboriginal dancers, a smoking ceremony, guided tours of the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk and a performance by Mr Roger Knox. Morning tea and lunch will be provided to those on the Oorala bus.

To book your seat please email ooralamgt@une.edu.au or phone us on 02 6771 3121

https://www.moreechampion.com.au/story/5376482/myall-creek-180-years-on-what-have-we-learnt/


Myall Creek Memorial 180th anniversary program:

The four-day program of activities (7-10 June 2018) planned for the 180th anniversary will include:

  • Thurs 7 June: a historical exhibition at the Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place about the history of the Myall Creek Memorial;
  • Friday 8 June: a one-day symposium at the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the University of New England exploring the historical, legal and cultural significance of the massacre;
  • Friday 8 June: the opening of the contemporary art exhibition Myall Creek and beyond and an exhibition by Inverell based artist Colin Isaacs at NERAM in Armidale;
  • Saturday 9 June: Sounds of the Country concert at the Roxy Theatre in Bingara.
  • Sunday 10 June: the Oorala to Myall Creek bus for members of the local Aboriginal Community, UNE students and staff to attend the memorial event.
  • Sunday 10 June: the 180th anniversary memorial event at the Myall Creek Memorial near the site of the massacre (near Bingara).