The Oorala to Myall Creek bus
Sunday 10 June - 7.00am - 4.00pm
OORALA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 02 6771 3121
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).