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The Sydney wars : conflict in the early colony 1788-1817, Stephen Gapps

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The Sydney wars : conflict in the early colony 1788-1817
Title
The Sydney wars
Title remainder
conflict in the early colony 1788-1817
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Gapps
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Language
eng
Summary
The Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australiansdescribed as "this constant sort of war" by one early colonistaround the greater Sydney region. 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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Gapps, Stephen
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
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The Sydney wars : conflict in the early colony 1788-1817, Stephen Gapps
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index (pages 308-319 pages)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2308204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781742232140
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The Sydney wars : conflict in the early colony 1788-1817, Stephen Gapps
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index (pages 308-319 pages)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2308204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781742232140
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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