Free Settler or Felon

Convict and Colonial History

Colonial Military Officers

Newcastle and Hunter Valley

The early history of our country is closely linked with the British Army, not only because of the regiments that were stationed here in the convict days, but also for the reason that, at the close of the Peninsular War, many officers who had secured their discharge from the army, came out to the new country to fill Government positions. Many of them secured large land grants and laid the foundation of the wealthy landowning families of later years - Newcastle Historian W. J. Goold

Below are notes about some of the Officers who served or settled in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley in the first half of the 19th Century. Click on the Links to find out more about each Officer

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