Monument commemorating the Dharawal people killed in the massacre of 1816
The Appin Massacre Memorial is a monument commemorating the Dharawal people killed in the massacre of 1816 and acknowledges the impact this day had and continues to have on the Aboriginal people of this land. Fourteen lives were counted as lost however the true number will never be known.
On the 17th of April 1816 a number of Aboriginal men, women and children of the Appin area were killed by military leaders under Governor Macquarie and the British Government.
Located along Cataract Road, the memorial is a beautiful spot to take in where a major part of Australian history took place and pay respects to the Aboriginal people of this land.