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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Memory of Earth
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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,
  • 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

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First known date: 2010
Last amended 25 Sep 2015 05:58:16
  • Pinjarra, Pinjarra - North Dandalup - Waroona area, Mandurah - Harvey area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • 1834
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