200th Anniversary

2016 Appin poster


This year’s annual memorial for the 1816 massacre of Dharawal people is the 200th anniversary of this tragic event.

The memorial will be held on Sunday 17 April 2016 at Cataract Dam near Appin off the Appin РBulli Road (Baden Powell Drive)

The event is starting slightly earlier than usual as it is expected that there will be significantly more people attending.

Gather at the Cataract Dam picnic area at 11:00am. The event will go until 3:30pm. A free sausage sizzle will be provided.

For further information contact Sister Kerry on 9605 1838 or Peter Jones on 0418 297 056.

The event is hosted by Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group and supported by: Campbelltown City Council, Wollondilly Shire Council, Camden Council, Sydney Catchment Authority, W.I.L.M.A, the NSW Reconciliation Council and the Aboriginal Communities of the Macarthur Region.

Please note: The memorial ceremony involves a short walk to the site. Appropriate footwear, hats, sunscreen and bottled water are recommended. As the site has limited seating available, please feel free to bring your own fold up chairs. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Reconciliation in the Macarthur Region