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On a Sunday afternoon in 1838, 11 stock men arrived at Myall Creek Station in New South Wales with the intention to commit the most infamous massacre in Sydney’s colonial history.

The trial that followed was the first time in Australia’s history when Europeans were put on the stand for crimes against Aboriginal Australians.

A new book, Murder at Myall Creek, tells the story of prosecutor John Plunkett who fought against racism and prejudice to bring justice to the slain 28 Aboriginal families.

 

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