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Thu 06 June, 1 - 2pm

Stanton Library
234 Miller St, North Sydney

Dr Stephen Gapps will be giving a talk on the conflict between the Gai-mariagal people and the European settlers which took place on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.

From the attacks on vessels on the harbour and the spearing of Governor Phillip in the first years of settlement, to the plundering of farms at Lane Cove and attacks on shipping in Pittwater and the Lower Hawkesbury in the early 1800s, the north side of Sydney was certainly not immune to the warfare between colonists and Aboriginal people that occurred in the early colony.

This talk is based upon research conducted for his 2018 New South Press book The Sydney Wars – Conflict in the early colony 1788-1817.

Cost: Free

Enquiries: 9936 8400 or library@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
North Sydney Council

Book online