Castle Hill convict rebellion 1804

Rebellion

Uprising by Irish prisoners at Castle Hill, north-west of Sydney, that was put down by the New South Wales Corps with 12 rebels killed and 9 later executed.

Convict uprising at Castle Hill 5 March 1804
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Battle of Vinegar Hill

Castle Hill convict rebellion 1804

by Anne-Maree Whitaker, 2009 Creative Commons License

Tied closely to the 1798 rebellion in Ireland, and sparked by news of further uprisings in Ireland in 1803, the Castle Hill rebellion was a serious threat to the government of New South Wales and was quickly crushed.
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Father James Dixon addresses his countrymen during the convict rebellion at Castle Hill 5 March 1804
Major George Johnston and one of the rebel leaders during the Castle Hill rebellion 5 March 1804
Quartermaster Laycock slicing Phillip Cunningham with a sword during the convict rebellion at Castle Hill 5 March 1804