The Sydney Wars

The Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians around the greater Sydney region.

Dr Stephen Gapps tells the story of the first years of colonial Sydney in a new and original way, this provocative book is the first detailed account of the warfare – described as ‘this constant sort of war’ by one early colonist – that occurred across the Sydney region from the arrival of a British expedition in 1788 to the last recorded conflict in the area in 1817. The Sydney Wars sheds new light on how British and Aboriginal forces developed military tactics and how the violence played out.

432 pages.