2014 Traditional Owners protest John McDouall Stuart Statue - a blast from the past

11th Jun 2020

During the ongoing global Black Lives Matter protests, statues linked with historical racist figures are being toppled over.

CAAMA presents a news report from 2014, of protests over the John McDouall Stuart Statue shortly after it had been erected at the Alice Springs Hospital Lawns.

Eighty elders and concerned citizens held a rally and smoking ceremony on Friday [2014, 3rd of October] to protest the recently erected statue of John McDouall Stuart who massacred Arrente, Warlmanpa and Warumungu tribes 150 years earlier.

Hear traditional owners share their views and family stories of the massacres, and learn the facts on why Stuart’s statue has a giant rifle… and it wasn’t for hunting !