Warrigal Creek Massacre Documentary

The Memo to screen documentary about massacre of Gippsland’s Gunai Kurnai people.

Gippsland is famous for its natural attractions, gourmet food, agriculture and dairy farming. But little is known about how Gippsland came to be colonised, including the harsh brutality against Indigenous communities in the 1800s.

On Wednesday, February 27th, The Memo will host a special screening of The Warrigal Creek Massacre, a film about an event believed to have resulted in the murder of between 60 and 150 people.

The documentary delves into the formation of the Highland Brigade, a group of settlers who were determined to kill as many of the local Gunai Kurnai people as possible during the 1800s.

It includes contributions and commentary from historians, a descendent of the Highland Brigade, the current owner of the land where the massacre took place and a number of local Aboriginal people.

A panel discussion will follow the screening of The Warrigal Creek Massacre with speakers including:

  • Lisa Gye - co-producer and co-director of the documentary
  • Peg LeVine - medical anthropologist and psychologist specialising in genocide studies
  • Melissa Harrison (Stevens) - Gunai woman and a long term Healesville “almost” local
  • Academic and Healesville local Andrew Peters
  • Genevieve Grieves - Worimi woman, award winning artist and Head of First People’s department at Museums Victoria

The Memo, Healesville
WED 27 FEB - 6.45PM

Tickets from $12.50

Wed 27 Feb 2019 - 
Healesville Memorial Hall
The Memo, Healesville
1300 368 333
$14.50 Full / $12.50 Concession

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