Dictionary of Sydney

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Castle Hill convict rebellion 1804

04 Mar 1804 - 05 Mar 1804

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.

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Battle of Vinegar Hill

Castle Hill convict rebellion 1804

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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.