It is high time there was an official monument to Indigenous victims of the frontier wars | Paul Daley

It is high time there was an official monument to Indigenous victims of the frontier wars | Paul Daley

The Guardian

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A statue of Lachlan Macquarie calls him a ‘perfect gentleman’ but 205 years ago he ordered the massacre of Dharawal men, women and children

Two hundred-and-five years ago British soldiers, following orders of the fifth governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, massacred Dharawal men, women and children at Appin on the outskirts of today’s Sydney.

Macquarie is remembered in British and (white) Australian history as the great civiliser of the colony – an aesthete and town planner who brought early order to Sydney town, not least by imposing the great botanical and recreational space, Hyde Park, on Eora land.

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