Sunday, June 29, 2014

REMEMBRANCE: The Biak Massacre

From Eben,

As July 6th approaches, marking another anniversary of the Biak massacre.
In the run up to this date, I encourage you all who participated in
the event last year to find opportunities to write opinion pieces in
news papers, give interviews to journalists, and blog posts.  All of
the material we compiled is readily accessible on the website
(biak-tribunal.org).   


REMEMBRANCE: The Biak Massacre
When: 1:00-2:30 pm, Sunday, July 6th, 2014
Where: The Waverly Cliffs (see attached map)
Please RSVP: http://biak-remembrance.eventbrite.com.au

A year has passed since we held the Citizens Tribunal in Sydney.  The
compiled evidence remains on our website for all to view:
http://www.biak-tribunal.org/

On the 16th anniversary we will be hosting a remembrance ceremony on
the Waverly Cliffs.  Community members will gather in solidarity with
the survivors and in memory of the fallen.

One group investigating the massacre concluded that "one hundred
thirty nine people were loaded on two frigates that headed in two
directions to the east and the west and these people were dropped into
the sea."

On Sunday, July 6th, 2014, we will toss one hundred thirty nine white
carnations into the Pacific Ocean from the Cliffs of Waverly in
remembrance of this event.  In addition to flowers, feel free to bring
poetry, songs, stories, family, and friends.

The Waverly Cemetery is closed on Sundays.  We will be gathering at
the Waverly Cliffs (see star on attached map), along the coastal walk
path.  Parking is available on the nearby suburban streets or at the
beach in Clovely, a 10 minute walk away.  The 360 and 378 bus lines
run nearby.  For detailed directions call: 044.827.8400.

Please RSVP: http://biak-remembrance.eventbrite.com.au

Any donations made will go directly to the survivors of the Biak massacre.


--
S. Eben Kirksey, Ph.D.
DECRA Fellow, Australian Research Council (2014-2017)
Environmental Humanities @ UNSW
Room 333, Level 3, Morven Brown Building, NSW 2052
Sydney, Australia

eben.kirksey@unsw.edu.au
http://ebenkirksey.blogspot.com/

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