Project Description

Synopsis

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.

Letter from Composer

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

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