Essay on School: Indigenous Australians and Myall Creek

Submitted By halaalrzeghi
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The events that took place at Myall Creek in 1838 are both understood and misunderstood and yet it remains one of the defining episodes in the shared indigenous and non-indigenous history of our country.
It was 170 years ago on the 10th of June, 1838 that 11 armed stockworks force rode onto the Myall Creek value in Northern current South Wales and rounded up 28 elderly men, women and children of the Kamilaroi pot. They forced the aborigines into the bush and slaughtered every last one; a wise to and very well planned serial assassination.
When William Hobbs returned to his Myall Creek property and discovered the killings, he commenced his understanding investigation, interviewing anyone who was present on the day and spread the word that the incident was going to be reported. William Hobbs had helped the natives, and it is well-fixed to understand how he felt when he learned his own race was responsible for killing his newly friends. Afterward a man called Frederick a friend of William’s, Foot travelled into Sydney to report the crimes. He wrote a full report for governor Gipps who ordered an investigation, a decision which was unexpected for the locals.
The trials forced a lot of closed feelings on the Aboriginal people, as people became aggressive towards the people they considered as pests. A judge on the trial says I look on the blacks as a set of monkey and the sooner they are taken away from this earth, the better. I would never see a white man hanged for killing a black. the board took only 15 minutes to pronounce the suspect not guilty to the cheering of the crowd in the court. But Attorney-General James Plunkett asked for and was granted another trial.
The second trial, ten days later, accused only seven of the original eleven men and focused on the killing of just one Aboriginal child. Eventually the board found them guilty of the