14 Jan

Lateral Love


More than 80 years after the brutal slaughter of 100 or more Aboriginal people in Central Australia, their descendants tell their story. The award-winning Coniston screens tonight, 9.30pm on ABC1. Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/XPQaCn

Coniston massacre

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The Coniston massacre, which took place from 14 August to 18 October 1928 near the Conistoncattle station, Northern Territory, Australia, was the last known massacre of Indigenous Australians. People of the Warlpiri, Anmatyerre and Kaytetye groups were killed. The massacre occurred in revenge for the death of dingo hunter Frederick Brooks, killed by Aborigines in August 1928 at a place now known as Yukurru, (also known as Brooks Soak).

Official records at the time stated that 31 people were killed. The then-owner of Coniston station, Randall Stafford, was a member of the punitive party for…

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