By: Akos Balogh
How White Christians Defended Indigenous People in Colonial Australia.
On the 10th of June 1838, a party of eleven colonists slaughtered at least twenty-eight unarmed Wirrayaraay people at Myall Creek, New South Wales.
Historian Meredith Lake writes about what happened next, in her new book – ‘The Bible In Australia: A Cultural History’:
“Appalled by the crime and the Supreme Court’s initial failure to reach a guilty verdict, Baptist minister John Saunders preached a blistering sermon on Isaiah 26:21 – ‘Behold the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth shall also disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain’.