Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener Commemoration

These portraits were painted by Thomas Bock between 1831 and 1835 and published in James Fenton’s History of Tasmania Hobart, 1884

These portraits were painted by Thomas Bock between 1831 and 1835 and published in James Fenton’s History of Tasmania Hobart, 1884

 

This year marks the 174th anniversary of the execution of the two Freedom Fighters: Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner. They were executed on 20 January 1842 on the corner of Bowen & Franklin Streets Melbourne. 3CR will again be broadcasting the commemoration LIVE on Wednesday 20 January from 12 – 1pm on 855AM, digital and streaming. There will be special guest speakers hosted by Joe Toscano from Anarchist World This Week, plus a short open mic session.

After the broadcast, the commemoration will walk silently from the execution site to their last resting place at the eastern end of the northern wall that divides Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets, to acknowledge their just struggle (please bring flowers). So listen in, or come along and be part of the commemoration and broadcast. If you miss the live broadcast, you can listen to it after the event via the Precious Memories program page audio player.

– See more at: http://www.3cr.org.au/news/tunnerminnerwait-and-maulboyheener-commemoration-broadcast#sthash.6ipEpxDu.dpuf

For more information about the memorial and the events, http://tunnermaul.com/

 

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