Retaliation to attacks upon farms

In retaliation to attacks upon farms, Macquarie sends out three detachments of the 46th Regiment to 'chasten these hostile tribes, and to inflict terrible and exemplary punishments on them...'. They head southwest towards the Cowpastures (Camden), from Liverpool to Airds and Appin, and to Windsor, Richmond, Kurrajong and the Grose River. Macquarie orders that any Aboriginal adults killed are to be ‘hanged up on trees in conspicuous situations, to strike the survivors with the greatest Terror.’ Source: Lachlan Macquarie, Governor’s Diary & Memorandum Book Commencing on and from Wednesday the 10th. Day of April 1816.— At Sydney, in N. S. Wales. Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive, Macquarie University Library. Linked with permission.