The Hunter Valley was first area outside the Sydney basin explored by the British, and became one of the largest penal settlements —a notoriously violent convict regime that became the template for penal stations in other states.
Join historian Mark Dunn, descended from convicts who settled in the region, as he reveals the fascinating but often brutal colonial history of the Hunter Valley, with stories about convicts, white settlers and the Aboriginal clans who were uprooted, and forced to fight back against the relentless march of settlement.
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