Massacre remembered through exhibition and promised museum

Labor pledges $3 million for permanent museum to commemorate Myall Creek Aboriginal massacre, as major exhibition opens in Armidale to mark 180th anniversary.
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Detail of aerial shot of Myall Creek Memorial 2018 by David and Tim Leha; supplied courtesy the artists

NSW Labor this week announced that it would commit $3 million to the construction of a permanent museum marking the 1838 Myall Creek Massacre, on the outskirts of regional Armidale, should it be elected in March 2019.

The announcement comes in the same week that the exhibition curated by Bianca Beetson, Myall Creek and beyond, opens at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM).

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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