…feuding neighbours, the Rum Corps and the fledgling colony…

A History Week 2016 Talk at Katoomba Library

Friday 9 September, 2pm

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A fascinating tale of feuding neighbours in the fledgling colony. Historian Jo Henwood introduces us to John Macarthur, of Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, and surgeon John Harris, of Harris Park, who were not the best of neighbours. Macarthur’s ambitions involved harnessing the compliance of the Rum Corps (and the rest of the colony) and isolating Governor King. Difficulties arose when Harris started to support King and became more complicated when nephew Hannibal (across the Parramatta River) married into the King family. This talk explores the machinations and intrigues of the relationship between these historic neighbours.

A FREE event but you must book in by calling or visiting any Library branch as places are limited.

For more info phone: 02 4780 5750.

Presented by Blue Mountains Library and The History Council of NSW.



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