Epitaph [poem, 29 July 1804]

[Editor: A poem published in The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 29 July 1804.] Epitaph On a Monkey that usually occupied the summit of a high post in the yard of a Gentleman in Sydney. Beneath this behold’d spot, in death repos’d, Lies the grim corse of one estrang’d to care; Who chattering […]

Proclamation [Martial Law declared in NSW, 11 March 1804]

[Editor: Governor King declares Martial Law in areas of New South Wales, following the outbreak of the Castle Hill rebellion. Published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 11 March 1804.] Proclamation By Philip Gidley King, Esq, Captain-General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty’s Territory of New South Wales and […]

Insurrection [Castle Hill rebellion, 11 March 1804]

[Editor: A report on the Castle Hill rebellion of 1804. Published in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 11 March 1804.] Insurrection. At half past eleven o’clock on Sunday night an express was received by His Excellency, from Captain Abbot, Commanding Officer at Parramatta, with intelligence that the Prisoners at Public Labour at […]