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The plaque commemorates the victims and survivors of the Bloodrock Massacres of the 1880s.

Europeans are said to have chased the Gumbaynggirr people from their camp at the river to the headland, where many innocent people lost their lives. Red Rock is referred to as ‘Blood Rock’ by the Gumbaingirr Elders, who regard this as an extremely sacred site and a place for reflection. 


Address:Lawson Street, Red Rock Headland, Red Rock, 2456
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.981929
Long: 153.233489
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

In memory of the victims and survivors of the ​Bloodrock Massacres.

Understanding their sacrifice will make us stronger.

We as Gumbaingirr People have survived many conflicts over ownership of our traditional lands, including a massacre where many were driven of the headland at Red Rock (Blood Rock).

Gumbaingirr descendants, especially women still avoid this headland.

The significance of this place and the rebirthing of our culture will never be forgotten.


Source: MA
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