Wetlands Weekender: Tour of the Pinjarra Massacre Site

Wetlands Weekender: Tour of the Pinjarra Massacre Site
October 13, 2019 Kelly Campbell
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Date(s) - 13/10/2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Session 1: 11am – 12:30pm
Session 2: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

The Pinjarra Massacre occurred on October 28th, 1834. Up to 80 Noongar men, women and children were attacked by 25 soldiers police and settlers, led by Governor James Stirling. This event is one of the most notorious massacres of aboriginal people in Australian history.

PHCC and the Shire of Murray invite you to take part in a Murray Districts Aboriginal Association guided tour of the Massacre Site in Pinjarra and presentations on the historical, cultural and environmental significance of the area.

Meeting at the MDAA building on Hampton Rd Pinjarra, a welcome to country by traditional owners will be followed by presentations and on the historical significance of the Pinjarra Massacre site and conservation works in progress there. Attendees will be then taken on a tour of the site with traditional bush tucker provided.

Own transport is advised but some spaces will be available on the day. RSVP is essential as places are limited and please note that accessibility to the site may be a concern.

RSVP with preferred time to Tom Lerner environment@murray.wa.gov.au

This project is supported by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program