Monday 28 November 2022

Remembering the Victims

On Friday morning November 25, I  had the privilege of presenting a talk on the Richardson-Lack massacre on the front lawn of the Council building. The presentation was combined with a convoy against domestic violence. Campbelltown Council today installed two purple benches as part of its 16 days Activism Against Gender-based Violence- one on the site of the massacre and one at Koshigaya Park. The Purple Bench Project honours all victims of family based domestic violence.

If you haven't already, I recommend you read our post from some years ago on the massacre at the following link:

The above photograph was taken on the exact site of the 1849 massacre. Seated on the purple bench are Alan Jarman and his daughter. Alan is a descendent of the victims and pinpointed the site from original police records.

Written by Andrew Allen

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to everyone involved in this project, and for acknowledging & honouring the victims of the Lack family who were brutally murdered :(

    Also huge thanks to Alan Jarman for his dedication & years of research into this terrible crime.