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First Nations men executed in colonial conflict honoured in major memorial in Melbourne

Ballarat indigenous artist Aunty Marlene's depiction of the 1842 hanging. Photo: City of Melbourne
Ballarat indigenous artist Aunty Marlene's depiction of the 1842 hanging. Photo: City of Melbourne

Clare Rawlinson ABC 27 November 2015

A swing set reminiscent of the gallows where two Indigenous men were hanged in 1842 will be erected as a memorial to colonial conflict in Melbourne. Read more about First Nations men executed in colonial conflict honoured in major memorial in Melbourne

Police officer breached AFP code of conduct in confrontation with NITV journalist, probe finds

Australian Federal Police under scrutiny

A police officer involved in a confrontation with a journalist from the national Indigenous broadcaster on Anzac Day breached the AFP's Code of Conduct, an inquiry has found. NITV video journalist Myles Morgan was filming a march by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people calling for recognition of Indigenous people killed during the colonisation of Australia, when the incident took place at Anzac Parade in Canberra this year. During the march, which took place behind a traditional Anzac Day parade, a scuffle broke out between protesters and members of ACT Policing, a branch of the Australian Federal Police. One officer drew his taser and gestured at one of the march leaders. Read more about Police officer breached AFP code of conduct in confrontation with NITV journalist, probe finds

Despite the efforts of Prince William, the skull of the 'rainbow warrior' remains at large

Pemulwuy Pimbloy: Native of New Holland in a canoe of that country
Pemulwuy Pimbloy: Native of New Holland in a canoe of that country State Library note: Pimbloy is better known by the name Pemulwuy.

(Picture: State Library of Victoria)

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Murrawarri Head of State refused entry to ANZAC Day March

Fred Hooper being apprehended by Australina Federal Police officers

Mr Fred Hooper, Head of State of the Murrawarri Republic, who served in the Royal Australian Navy as a submariner, was prevented from marching in Canberra on ANZAC Day in commemoration of his Grandfather and his two great uncles. Mr Hooper said from Canberra. “ I wanted to march with my Navy mates, but was prevented by the Australian Federal Police. Instead I was given a police escort from the back of the parade to the front, where the Submarine Association was gathered before the official march commenced.” Read more about Murrawarri Head of State refused entry to ANZAC Day March

Blood on the Wattle - Book Review

A book by Bruce Elder which has become widely used in teaching Aboriginal history at both secondary and tertiary levels. Bruce's account of the atrocities committed as white settlers pushed into the rich grazing lands is handled with a journalistic objectivity. One gruesome event at Myall Creek, Elder skillfully juxtaposes the harmonious relationships between the Aboriginal people and the farmhands, with a renegade gang determined to seek retribution on any Aboriginal people that happen to cross their path. Read more about Blood on the Wattle - Book Review

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