Photography

Reporting hidden history for The Guardian’s massacres investigation

Elizabeth Balderstone stands next to Warrigal Creek on her farm in Victoria – the site of an 1843 massacre. Gunaikurnai people continue to visit the land to pay their respects. Photograph: Ciaran O’Mahony/The Guardian

 

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‘As fast as they put their heads up for breath, they were shot.’ Gippsland’s Warrigal Creek Photograph: Ciaran O’Mahony/The Guardian

 

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Balderstone’s home was built 20 years after the massacre – which happened just 60 metres away. Photograph: Ciaran O’Mahony/The Guardian

 

Max Macalister- A descendant of Ranald Macalister, who was slain by Gunaikurnai people near Port Albert, and Lachlan Macalister, who took part in the reprisal at Warrigal Creek. Max is pictured with a bust of Lachlan Macalister. Photograph: Ciaran O’Mahony/The Guardian

 

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Boxing Trainer Gerry Murphy instructs WBA Oceainia Champion Tej Singh after a gruelling sparring session. Photograph: Ciaran O’Mahony/The Citizen