Coniston Massacres

After a screening of Les Miserables (on Broadway), I got home and watched Pawmedia’s documentary on the Coniston Massacres. If you have access to ABC IView, it’s online for another 12 days.

Survivors and descendants of the massacres tell their stories through interviews and re-enactment. The documentary provides eye witness accounts and family stories of events that many records of the massacres leave out. The wikipedia entry for the Coniston massacre as of today mentions only briefly one survivor and instead leans heavily on accounts from the various trials and official records of the time. It’s in need of an update to include the well documented oral history accounts of the massacre.

Further references on the Coniston massacres can be found at http://coniston.pawmedia.com.au/background/key-references. Also the journal of Aboriginal History.

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