1st Myall Creek Trial 1838

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November 15, 2017 all-day

On 10 June, the ‘Myall Creek Massacre’ occurs. 12 heavily armed colonists rounded up and brutally kill 28 Aborigines from a group of 40 or 50 people gathered at Henry Dangar’s Station, at Myall Creek. The massacre was believed to be a payback for the killing of several hut keepers and two shepherds. But most of those killed were women and children and good relations existed between the Aboriginal people and European occupants of the station. 15 November, 11 Europeans were charged with murder but are acquitted. A new trial is held and seven men are charged with murder of one Aboriginal child. They are found guilty and hanged in December. – See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Indigenous-Australia-Timeline-1500-to-1900#sthash.fJIaTsBi.dpuf