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The Warrigal Creek Massacre Film Screening


Wed 5 Dec 2018, 6:45pm–9:00pm

Where: Lavalla Catholic College, 204–206 Grey Street, Traralgon, Gippsland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: marniee

The film tells the story of the Warrigal Creek massacre of 1843 in Gippsland where as many as 150 Gunai Kurnai children, women and men were indiscriminately killed by a group of European colonisers known as the Highland Brigade.

The film, made by a small number of non-indigenous staff and students at Swinburne University in 2017, aims to bring to light just one of the many terrible events that occurred in our colonial past that remain largely hidden. Its makers hope that, in shedding light on these events, non indigenous communities will begin to examine more broadly the importance of truth telling in our national debate about our collective history. We believe that this remains at the heart of any move towards treaty, reparations, reconciliation and a better understanding of what indigenous people mean when they speak of sovereignty.

The film has been shown to full houses and has been well received, sparking some intense and thought provoking discussion. It was also shown at the Garma Festival on East Arnhem Land in August and featured in a festival titled Stories on the Lake on Gunai Kurnai land at lake Tyers in October.

Entry to this event is by Gold Coin Donation and all proceeds will be donated to Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place in Bairnsdale.

Bookings required for catering purposes.