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The subject of this poem is 'the Pinjarra Massacre of 1834, where a party of men, led by Governor James Stirling, surrounded the camp of the Bindjareb Nyungars in Pinjarra and opened fire'. (Judges' report, 2010 Tom Collins Poetry Prize.)
The 2010 Tom Collins Poetry Prize judges' report is available on the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Western Australia branch website, http://www.fawwa.org.au/
Epigraph: We cannot list the victims' names, we cannot call it a Massacre Site or even a Significant Aboriginal Site, the site is only allowed to be known as a Battle Site. www.pinjarramassacre site.com
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