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1799 - North West - view

The first incident of Europeans being tried for murdering Aborigines takes place following the murders of two teenage Aboriginal boys in the Hawkesbury district

1800 - West - view

attacks

1801 - West - view

firing on them

1801 - West - view

payback

1801 - North West - view

surviving Aboriginal girls. She establishes a Sydney schoolhouse for them

1802 - West - view

shot dead

1802 - West - view

a kind of peace

1802 - West - view

a campaign

1803 - North West - view

A settler from Portland Head on the Hawkesbury River presents a petition signed by many settlers to Governor King requesting permission to shoot any natives on their farms

1804 - North West - view

they do not want “to be driven from the few places that were left on the banks of river, where alone they could procure food

1804 - South Coastal - view

His head is cut off

1804 - North West - view

King promises that no settlements will be made LOWER down the river

1804 - North Coastal - view

Newspaper Sydney Gazette reports Aboriginal people on a beach saving crew from the sinking ship Speedwell near Lion Island. “The very humane, friendly and precautionary conduct of an ancient native … would reflect the highest credit to a polished member of civilized society”. ( Sydney Gazette )

1804 - West - view

shot

1804 - North West - view

Land grants are issued at the confluence of the Colo and Hawkesbury River during the early 1800s

1804 - West - view

settlers fired upon them

1804 - North West - view

Troops are sent into the valley to subdue those Aborigines who fight to defend their land and families: spears against rifles is a complete mismatch

1804 - West - view

attacked

1804 - North West - view

a company of troops sent from Sydney on a punitive expedition kill “not less than 400 blacks” in the Hawkesbury Valley

1804 - North West - view

stop the attacks along the Hawkesbury