Resource on massacres
IN the October 25 edition of the Gazette, Cecelia Moore sought evidence of the “countless massacres” suffered by our Indigenous peoples since white occupation.
This has been the subject of much research and there are many, many papers and articles documenting the various massacres.
University of Newcastle historian Professor Lyndall Ryan, has, for the past four years been developing an online digital map documenting aboriginal massacres sites.
Professor Ryan estimates that by the time the project is completed in several years, it will find that nearly 15,000 people were killed in massacres (defined as where six people or more died).
This doesn’t include smaller attacks, which have been estimated by some academics to bring the death toll to more than 30,000 from 1788 until the 1940s.
This an excellent resource and can be viewed at https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au.