Battle of Richmond Hill

The Battle of Richmond Hill, also known as the Battle of the Hawkesbury, was a major battle of the Hawkesbury and Nepean Wars, which were fought between the native Darug people and the New South Wales Corps (also including several armed settlers).[2]

Battle of Richmond Hill
Part of Hawkesbury and Nepean Wars
Date7 June 1795
33°35′54″S 150°42′04″E / 33.59833°S 150.70111°E / -33.59833; 150.70111Coordinates: 33°35′54″S 150°42′04″E / 33.59833°S 150.70111°E / -33.59833; 150.70111
Result Colonial victory

 Kingdom of Great Britain

Darug warriors
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of Great Britain Capt. William Paterson Pemulwuy
2 officers
66 marines
3 drummer boys[1]
Casualties and losses
Unknown 7-8 killed
several wounded
6 captured

In 2010 a memorial garden was unveiled to commemorate the incident.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Connor, J. (2002). The Australian Frontier Wars, 1788-1838. University of New South Wales Press. p. 39. ISBN 9780868407562. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Richmond". About NSW. NSW Government. 2006. Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Battle of Richmond Hill". Monument Australia. Retrieved 2 February 2012.