Sydney Wars: Conflict In The Early Colony
The Sydney Wars presents a unique account of the military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians around the Sydney region from 1788 to 1817.
Described by one colonist as a 'constant sort of war', this book sheds new light on the tactics of indigenous and British forces, as well as the paramilitary roles of settlers and convicts.
It highlights how Indigenous people defended their land against white settlers who lived in fear, and charts the colonial efforts to secure the Sydney basin and ultimately the continent.
Stephen Gapps provides an informative and objective analysis of the events, presenting a fresh perspective on the violent conflict at the start of the early colony.
Winner of the Les Carolyn Literary Prize 2020
Longlisted for the 2019 CHASS Australia Book Prize
Format: Paperback, 432pp
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