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Castle Hill rising


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(1804)

A convict rebellion at Castle Hill, a settlement in New South Wales, Australia. Several hundred convicts, many of them Irish nationalists, captured Castle Hill as part of a plan to gain control over other settlements. The rebellion was crushed by the New South Wales Corps, martial law was proclaimed, and the ringleaders hanged, flogged, or deported.

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