Governor King issues an order

Governor King issues an order that ‘a large body of natives resident about Parramatta, Georges River, and Prospect Hill... are to be driven back from the settlers’ habitations by firing at them’. These mixed clans are accused of murdering stock-keeper Daniel Conroy and a settler, killing sheep and threatening anyone they meet. The Eora at Port Jackson and along the Parramatta Road are excluded from the order. (Philip Gidley King, Government and General Order, 1 May 1801, HRNSW Vol.V, 362.)

  • Governor Philip Gidley King