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The Battle of Vinegar Hill

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Published on Mar 4, 2012

This is a short video taken from Tony Robinson's "Australia" series, explaining the events surrounding the second battle of Vinegar Hill in New South Wales, Australia which took place following a break out from Castle Hill convict farm in 1804. Following the escape about 200 rebels/convicts rose against the British "Redcoats" close to Rouse Hill. The uprising was unsuccessful and has largely been forgotten till now but thanks to a small group called the "Friends of Vinegar Hill" it has slowly begun to take its place in the annals of Australian History where it so deserves to be.
It is surely one of the most important and significant chapters in Australias colourful and chequered past.
The award winning author and historian Lynette Ramsey Silver has published a very fascinating and captivating book called "Australia's Irish Rebellion: The Battle of Vinegar Hill"
The story is one of failed escape attempts, mutiny, wild rumours, conspiracies, betrayals and personal tragedy.
A great tale which merits a bigger audience. Enjoy!!

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