UNE Law School, in collaboration with Oorala Aboriginal Centre and Armidale Friends of Myall Creek is hosting a webinar with one of Australia’s leading historians, Professor Henry Reynolds, on truth-telling and reconciliation.  Professor Reynold’s ground breaking works The Other Side of the Frontier and The Law of the Land exposed the violence of frontier conflict and interrogated the legal doctrines that supported the British colonial invasion. His latest book, Truth-Telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement (NewSouth Books, 2021), challenges many of the historical and legal assumptions underpinning colonisation and argues that the weight of history and law provide a sound basis for the Uluru Statement from the Heart as a roadmap for the future.  This yarn provides a unique opportunity to engage in conversation with one of Australia’s leading scholars on colonial history, truth-telling and reconciliation.  The webinar will be facilitated by Gomeroi-Kamilaroi woman and UNE Law Lecturer, Marcelle Burns.

The webinar will be held on Friday 11 June from 2-4pm.  To register for the webinar visit https://une.edu.au/henry.reynolds

This webinar is part of a series events held in conjunction with the annual Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Commemoration on the June long weekend to remember an unprovoked massacre of twenty-eight Wirrayaraay women, children and old men by a group of stockmen on Myall Creek Station near Bingara in 1838.  This year the commemoration will be held on Sunday 13 June from 9am, with special guest speaker Professor Lyndall Ryan, who has developed a digital map of frontier massacres sites in Australia.  On Saturday 12 June, a free concert ‘Sounds of County’ will also mark the official opening of the Myall Creek Memorial Stage 2 Precinct.  For further information about these events please visit www.myallcreek.org

UNE Life is sponsoring a free bus service for UNE staff and students to the Myall Creek Memorial Commemoration on Sunday 13 June.  The bus will depart from Mary White College at 7am, and return to Armidale by approximately 2.45pm.  To book your free seats visit https://bit.ly/3tEdeEx