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The Loddon Massacre That Never Happened

In Quadrant in October 2020, Michael Connor was highly critical of the credentials of the Massacre Map[1]. He examined ten massacres and found that credible evidence for them is wanting: one of these is the so-called Loddon Junction massacre. According to Aboriginal evidence, this massacre did not happen. There was no local Aboriginal memory of it, and that is unusual in the case of a massacre. Two Melbourne newspapers received reports three weeks after it happened[2]. It is not mentioned in Alexander M. Campbell’s account of the early days of his run, Gannewarra, in the takeover of this part of…

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