Late Sunday afternoon in June 1838, a gang of 12 stockmen brutally slaughtered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children who had been camping peacefully on the Myall Creek cattle station in northern NSW.
This was a documentary short that is meant to raise awareness of the Myall Creek massacre that took place in 1838. I felt that the score should be as minimal as possible to allow the dialogue to really cut through and hit the audiences. This is such a delicate subject and I didn’t want the music to have a voice, the voice is left for the ancestors of Myall Creek. My score is merely the wind that brushes the leaves. – Darren