Sydney Wars Talk: Dr Stephen Gapps

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Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps as he discusses The Sydney Wars between British soldiers and First Nation warriors.

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Was the Bathurst War of 1824 a one-off event or part of ongoing warfare that spread from Sydney?

Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps as he discusses The Sydney Wars, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement. He challenges past beliefs that such clashes were sporadic and unplanned and will share new research about conflicts west of the Blue Mountains.

Dr Stephen Gapps is a Sydney-based historian. He wrote his PhD thesis at UTS in 2003 entitled Performing the Past: A Cultural History of Historical Re-enactments. Initially a lecturer on Public History, Australian History and the History of Colonialism at UTS (1997 to 2003), he is currently a curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum. In 2018 Dr Gapps’s book, The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the Early Colony 1788-1817 was published by New South Books.

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Orange, NSW 2800

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