In this ongoing series I am researching, memorialising and creating an apology for the traumas perpetrated when white settlers took Australia from the existing inhabitants. So many murders and massacres occurred and were hidden from history. It is only recently that these are starting to be revealed and confronted, no longer are we able to tell ourselves that these events were simply rumours.

 I seek to discover how trauma can be photographed long after the even has occurred and memory has almost disappeared by revealing the ways in which scars of past events remain hidden with the psyche of the land.

GolfHill Station, Shelford 1837, 2 Aboriginals killed.

 

Corio Bay 1803, 2+ Aboriginal males killed

 

Leigh River, 1838, Aboriginal male killed

 

Indented head, 1836, 1 Aboriginal male killed

 

Mt Cottrell, Werribee River, 1836, 10 Aboriginals killed.

 

Lib Lib Station, Moolap, C1842, Unknown number of Aboriginals killed.