Dictionary of Sydney

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Rum Rebellion 1808-09

Armed takeover of government in New South Wales, in which Governor William Bligh was deposed by officers of the New South Wales Corps, led by George Johnson, and supported by John Macarthur. Military rule in the colony continued until the arrival of Lachlan Macquarie as the new governor in January 1810.

Date of event
26 Jan 1808 - 01 Jan 1810