This is always a special event where the decendants of both the perpetrators and the victims come together to remember. I can't make it this year but there's not much swell happening so if you are anywhere north of Newcastle it's a pretty easy drive.
Thats really good blondboy er blackboy no Blindboy!
Sorry about the pun blindboy.....sometimes i just let spellchecker choose the words...its very interesting.....
My take on the massacre from 2006
Interesting it's part of our history that needs to be recognised theres names of individuals who have there names honoured in our history who have been heavily involved in the massacre of indigenous Australians.
Blindboy thats fkn awesome!
Thanks mate if you are in Sydney I will be doing an acoustic version at the Honey Rider Bar in Neutral Bay tomorrow sometime after 5.
Australians let us all rejoice
The Appin Massacre.
The Bathurst Massacre.
The Waterloo Creek Massacre
The Myall Creek Massacre
For we are young and free;
The Gwydir River War.
The Murrumbidgee Wiradjuri Wars.
The Rufus River Massacre.
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
The Evans Head Massacre.
The Nyngan Massacre.
The Risdon Cove Massacre.
Our home is girt by sea;
The Cape Grim Massacre.
The Van Diemens Land Genocide.
The Convincing Grounds Massacre.
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts Of beauty rich and rare;
The Faithful Massacre.
The Wangaratta Massacre.
The Campapsi Plains Massacre.
The Murdering Gully Massacre.
In history’s page, let every stage Advance Australia Fair.
The Gippsland Massacre.
The Warrigal Creek Massacre.
The Cape Otway Massacre.
The Hospital Creek Massacre.
The Butchers Tree Massacre.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
The Fremantle Massacre.
The Battle of Pinjara.
The Lake Minimup Massacre.
The La Grange Expedition Massacre.
Advance Australia Fair.
The Flying Foam Massacre.
The Halls Creek Massacre.
The Kimberley Killing Times.
The Avenue Range Station Massacre.
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
The Whiteside Poisoning.
The Kilcoy Poisoning.
The Upper Burnett Massacre.
The Balonne Massacre.
The Condamine Killings.
To make this Commonwealth of ours Renowned of all the lands;
The Paddy Island Massacre.
The Massacre of the Yeeman Tribe.
The Water View Massacre.
The Medway ranges Massacre.
For those who’ve come across the seas We’ve boundless plains to share;
The Goulbolba Massacre.
The Bowen River Disappearances.
The Mistake Creek Massacre.
The Battle Camp Massacre.
The Blackfellows Creek Massacre.
The Cook District Massacre.
The Welwyn Range Massacre.
With courage let us all combine
The Cape Bedford Massacre.
The Battle Mountain Massacre.
The Diamantina River Massacre.
The Speewah Massacre.
The Barrow Creek Massacre.
The Florida Station Massacres.
The Canning Stock Route Killings.
The Bedford Downs Poisoning.
To Advance Australia Fair.
The Forrest River Massacre.
The Bentinck Island Massacres.
The Coniston Massacre.
The Red Rock Massacre.
Dont forget the Redrock massacre
Elders speak of
people and the
most notable being
the Red Rock Massacre of the
1880s. Europeans are said to have chased
the Gumbaynggirr people from their camp
at the river to the headland, where many
innocent people lost their lives. Red Rock
is referred to as ‘Blood Rock’ by the Garby
Elders, who regard this as an extremely
sacred site and a place for reflection. A
memorial has been established on the
headland to mark the event and recognise
the brutality that occurred at the site.
Sad & sorry list of massacres goes on & on from Myall Creek east then north to Border...
Good call blindboy...
perterb a very thoughtful wall of remembrance...same goes for comments & song.
Let me share the load brothers...However painful.
North from 'Evan's Head Massacre'
Black Head Massacre
Lennox Head Massacre
Fingal Dreamtime Beach Massacre
Tweed River Massacre
Wyangan Creek 'Woodlands Hills' Massacre
Nerang River Camp Massacre
Stradbroke Island Massacres
Fraser Island Massacres
Throughout Greater Brisbane west & North the death count was much higher.
Many Coastal Blacks were marched by gunpoint off Headlands/Beaches then into the sea.
Govt led Sand Mining operations were said to be a bit too thorough... No bones about it ?
Up until mid last century communities were still paving the past with anything new 'll do.
A world where just one dissenting voice could save a Playground makeover of a Bora Ring.
But just who the bloody hell would be so stupid or that brave? Remarkably some were...
On Gold Coast J.G.Appell & others stepped up to save Jebbribillum Bora.
Bora Memorial Rock also affords myself and all a place of remembering these torn souls.
Lest we forget.
What a foundation! Wait... there's plenty more to be proud of!
'Advance Australia Fair'
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;'
'Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;'
Nothing wrong with a pack of sleezy, inhumane, cowardly lies, the 'colony' was founded on them!
Blindboy how was the gig at honey rider?
It was cool. The response was a bit muted but it's a friggin' confrontational song and probably not what people were expecting over their Chardonnay on a Sunday arvo. Anyway it's always an interesting gig. An open mic with very variable performers. A bit weird sometimes but often the least polished are the most interesting. I will be playing a few over the next couple of weeks, there and at the Sugar Lounge in Manly. Not planning to break out Kilminister's Confession though.
So the Chardonnay socialists didn't join the chorus?
The recognition of these massacres has always been the battle of the indigenous people to bring to the attention of Australians who's view of history is that of what the blue bloods want them to think.
It's up to Aussies with a conscientious view not to do that of the left leaning political groups and fight there battle but to provide them with a platform and march in solidarity sometimes pushing too many issues waters down what your truely passionate about.
I think it was more shock than disagreement, wj. I got a couple of very positive comments. There was a bit of context too, in the sense that the previous performers had done some really laid back finger picking stuff so when I got up and started thrashing chords....
Jack Charles advocates telling these stories in schools as part of Australian history.