Two renegades

The two renegades, Wilson and Knight have shown the Darug that English muskets, once discharged, are useless until reloaded. This, says Collins, ‘effectually removed that terror of our fire-arms with which it had been our constant endeavour to inspire them’. David Collins, An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales... Volume 2, London, 1802. Reprint, A. H. & A. W. Reed, Sydney, 1975)