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Indigenous freedom fighters memorial at RMIT


On the January 20, 1842, two Indigenous freedom fighters, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner became the first men officially executed in the Australian colony. Today, a memorial is under construction on the site of their public hanging on the corner of Franklin and Victoria streets.

Hugo Hodge explores the significance of the unprecedented memorial and the controversial history of the site.


To find out more about Tunnerminnerwait (left) and Maulboyheenner click here 

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Hugo Hodge