Stories from the Memorial to the Myall Creek Massacre
The Myall Creek Massacre of 1838 was a significant event in Australia’s history. For the first time, the white perpetrators of the systematic murder of Aboriginal people were tried and convicted of their crimes. Today We’re Alive is a verbatim play about the efforts, over 100 years later, to create a fitting memorial to this event, which led to a powerful experience of reconciliation and healing for the descendants of the victims and murderers alike.
Ngiyani winangay ganunga. We Remember Them.
Today We’re Alive was first performed as a moved reading at Memorial Hall, Delungra Road at the Myall Creek Crossing on Sunday, November 27th, 2011.
ISBN: 978 1 921390 68 5
The education pack covers the following areas:
The process of writing Today We’re Alive.
Why did Massacres happen?
Timeline of events o the Myall Creek massacre.
Key Figures in the Myall Creek massacre history.
A brief timeline of the Indigenous Australian history and colonisation.
Themes and ideas in Today We’re Alive.
Style, Form and Conventions.
Analysis of the Elements of Drama.
Learning Experiences and Activities.
Lists of recommended Indigenous plays.
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