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Myall Creek Massacre by Vincent Serico, 2003

A modern painting of the Myall Creek massacre. In 1838 at least 28 unarmed Wirrayaraay people (of the Gamilaraay nation) were massacred by white colonists near Myall Creek Station. In December of the same year, seven of those colonists were publicly hanged at Sydney Gaol. They were the first British subjects to be executed for massacring Aboriginal people. This painting shows Aboriginal and white figures during the massacre. In the rectangle along the bottom, it also shows the seven colonists being hanged for their crimes.


Vincent Serico

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