Seventeen kilometres north of Brewarrina on the Goodooga Road, on the left hand side of the road, just a few metres before the Hospital Creek Bridge, lies a small memorial with huge significance, dedicated to the men, women and children who were killed in one of the biggest mass slaughters of Aboriginals in New South Wales.
This site is testament to an event which formed part of a series of massacres across the state. Unlike the Myall Creek massacre where the criminals were brought to justice and the descendants of the indigenous and non- indigenous families involved came together to talk and tell stories in a way that created a space for healing.
Over time stories get simplified and changed, and the mystery behind the Hospital Creek Massacre is no different. Many versions give different details of this terrible event that occurred in 1859 however, the monument was put there by the land council 1995 in memory of the people massacred