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 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).