Plagued with last minute changes caused by a deluge of rain days before the annual pilgrimage, nothing - not even the fear of Moree's COVID-19 scare - could deter hundreds from attending the Myall Creek Memorial.
This year marked the 20th commemoration of the massacre, remembering the killing of at least twenty-eight unarmed Indigenous Australians by twelve colonists on June 10,1838.
Mayors, MPs and shadow MPs alike gathered together to reflect on the importance of marking the "violent truth" of Australia's past.
Guest speaker Professor Lyndall Ryan said the Friends of Myall Creek Committee had put the site on the map leading the way for the recognition of the past.
"It is Myall Creek that gives us the insight ... it stands as a symbol for truth-telling, and for the many other sites where other massacres took place," she said.
"It enables us to start the process of reconciliation."
Held on the newly completed stage two facilities, the Committee thanked the NSW Government for the Regional Cultural Grant of just over $1 million for the enhancement of the Memorial Precinct.
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