The Sydney Wars Conflict in the Early Colony, 1788-1817

The Sydney Wars Conflict in the Early Colony, 1788-1817

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The Sydney Wars Conflict in the Early Colony, 1788-1817 by S Gapps

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The Sydney Wars 

 

The Sydney Wars book tells the history of the battle / engagements between the new settlers and aboriginal Australians. One early colonist described the relations between the settlers and the aborigines as ‘this constant sort of war’ .

Telling the story of the first years of colonial Sydney in a new and original way, this provocative book is the first detailed account of the warfare that occurred across the Sydney region from the arrival of a British expedition in 1788 to the last recorded conflict in the area in 1817. The Sydney Wars sheds new light on how British and Aboriginal forces developed military tactics and how the violence played out.

Analysing the paramilitary roles of settlers and convicts and the militia defensive systems that were deployed, it shows that white settlers lived in fear, while Indigenous people fought back as their land and resources were taken away. Stephen Gapps details the violent conflict that formed part of a long period of colonial strategic efforts to secure the Sydney basin and, in time, the rest of the continent.


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Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Total Pages:
432
Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB):
Soft Cover

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