Killings and burnings

More killings and burnings along the river follow. Attacks on stock occur in the west and south west of Parramatta, probably led by Tedbury, the son of Pemulwuy. The number of warriors in these raids, sometimes reportedly between 300 and 400, suggest a high degree of organisation and coordination between the different tribes. The Aboriginal warriors are able to move quickly and lightly and easily evade ther soldiers ushing in after them.

  • Parramatta courtesy of National Library of Australia