Macquarie's military raids

Macquarie continues his military raids in the outer areas in the southwest. Every returning party brings back Aboriginal children, many of them of mixed descent, for the Parramatta school. He declares an amnesty for the rest of the ‘wanted’ warriors provided that they give themselves up before December. In December nearly 180 Aboriginal people appear in the Parramatta marketplace and sit according to tribes behind their chiefs as they do in the contests or fights. A number of children are taken into the Native Institution including 4 year old Dicky, the son of Bennelong.The long war in the Cumberland Plain is over.

  • Bennelong