Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society
Next month the DLHHS will be hosting the author, Mark Tedeschi AM QC, who will talk on his research into the trial of the men brought to justice for the 1838 massacre of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek. Apart from Mr Tedeschi’s prominence as the Senior Crown Prosecutor of New South Wales, to date Mark has published two true-crime books, Eugenia: a true story of adversity, tragedy, crime and revenge and Kidnapped: the crime that shocked the nation. Mr Tedeschi’s soon to be published book on the massacre, Murder at Myall Creek, is based on Mark’s research into this crime and his deep, professional understanding of the colonial justice system within which some of the perpetrators were successfully prosecuted. The focus of Mr Tedeschi’s talk is the role of the prosecutor in that case, John Hubert Plunkett. Although Plunkett’s position as Attorney General of NSW in the first half of the nineteenth century may not be well known to everyone, he can rightly be called “the Martin Luther King of colonial Australia” for his vision of a fair and unprejudiced criminal law system for Aboriginal people in New South Wales.
Speaker: Mark Tedeschi AM QC Topic: John Hubert Plunkett and the Myall Creek Massacre Trial Date: Saturday 28 May 2016 Time: 1:15pm for 1:30pm Location: The Lower Hawkesbury Wesleyan Chapel, 6445 Wisemans Ferry Road, Gunderman.
High Tea will be served after the talk, and there will be an opportunity to speak with Mark and purchase either of his two published books. Cost: $10 for society members, $15 for non-members. RSVP essential before 21 May 2016 at: firstname.lastname@example.org or, from 1 May until 21 May on 0413929881