Publication Details

The Appin Massacre and Governor Macquarie's War of 1816, With Secrecy and Despatch Symposium, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 9 April 2016


The Appin Massacre of Aboriginal men, women and children occurred on 17 April 1816. It was the first of the "official" massacres of Aboriginal people to occur in Australia, and took place within the context of the war with the Aboriginal people of the Sydney area declare by Governor Lachlan Macquarie.