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Defining Moments: Castle Hill Rebellion

The 1804 Castle Hill Rebellion (or the Battle of Vinegar Hill) was Australia’s first convict uprising. See this defining moment in Australia’s history brought to life, as written by historian David Hunt.


1. Who took part in the Castle Hill Rebellion and what were their aims?

2. Why did the rebellion fail?

3. What might have been the consequences for Australia if the rebellion had succeeded?