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A Landscape of Violence: Colonial Conflict in the Hunter Valley

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During the years 1825-1827 the Hunter Valley, one of the pastoral frontiers of the colonial world exploded into violent confrontation.

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During the years 1825-1827 the Hunter Valley, one of the pastoral frontiers of the colonial world exploded into violent confrontation between the settler population and the Aboriginal people of the region. While the European settlers saw this as a seemingly unprovoked series of random attacks, closer examination suggests a more targeted campaign of retaliation and retribution against set targets and estates.

This talk examines a largely forgotten component of one of NSW's oldest settled regions and looks at how alliances, friendships and respect worked to protect some who found themselves caught up in the conflict.

Mark Dunn is a historian with a wide range of experience in broad-based historical research and oral history. He has a Masters degree in Applied History from the University of Technology, Sydney and a PhD from the University of NSW on the Colonial Hunter Valley. Mark is currently the Deputy Chair of the Heritage Council of NSW, is Chair of the heritage Committee, NSW Heritage Office and was president of the History Council of NSW 2009-2012.

This is an official event of History Week 2019, supported by the History Council of NSW via a grant from the NSW Government through Create NSW .

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