Koorie disputes banned

Macquarie bans Koori revenge or marriage disputes altogether, stating that ‘the practice of assembling in large Bodies armed, fighting and attacking ... at or near Sydney and other principal Towns and Settlements will be abolished as a barbarous Custom, repugnant to British Laws.’ (Karskens, p. 445)

  • Visiting Colebee, Port Jackson
  • Weapons from early days of the Sydney colony