George Watmore Speared by Blacks
Our Hearts Are Breaking - Invasion, Conflict and Resilience
My work is basically politically motivated. As an Aboriginal person I can't see justification in the Government's ignorance that there were no stolen generations for one, and deny the fact there were any massacres of our ancestors. For these reasons and others including the setting up of missions, destroying our independence and culture. And also trying to breed us out, lowering our self-esteem and keeping us down where they think we belong.
So saying that, seeing this cross on the side of the highway, it tore my guts out to read George Watmore speared by BLACKS 1842, and to think that this man was so honoured enough to have this marker and yet for the hundreds of Koories killed or massacred there's nothing to mark their graves or even acknowledge that it even took place.
WALLY LOWE Peek Whuurong