LWT Local History – Edward Denny Day

Police magistrate Edward Denny Day shaped up Maitland in 1837.

But his most significant legacy relates to events at Myall Creek in 1838, after a gang of eleven convict and ex-convict stockmen led by a squatter brutally slaughtered a group of twenty eight Aboriginal men, women and children. The Myall Creek massacre marked the first time white men in the penal colony were convicted and subsequently hanged for massacring Aborigines. Without police magistrate Denny Day’s investigation, would justice have been done?

Terry Smyth, author of Edward Denny Day: the life and times of Australia’s greatest lawman, provides insight into this fascinating and important character in Maitland’s history.

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Date

Nov 25 2020

Location

Maitland Gaol Auditorium
John Street, East Maitland NSW 2323

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost

Free, bookings essential.

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Organizer

Maitland City Libraries
Phone
02 4933 6952
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/library/
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