Gudyarra: The First Wiradyuri War of Resistance | Author: Stephen Gapps

In Gudyarra, Stephen Gapps – award-winning author of The Sydney Wars – unearths what led to this furious and bloody war, beginning with the occupation of Wiradyuri lands by Europeans following Governor Macquarie’s push to expand the colony west over the Blue Mountains to generate wealth from sheep and cattle.

Gudyarra traces the co-ordinated resistance warfare by the Wiradyuri and details the drastic counterattacks by the colonists and the punitive expeditions led by armed parties of colonists and convicts that often ended in massacres of Wiradyuri women and children, Gapps provides an important new historical account of the fierce Wiradyuri resistance.

Paperback
23.4 x 15.3cm
288 pages


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