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Castle Hill Rebellion is the thirty-ninth book in the My Australian Story series. The book is Chrissie Michaels' third for the series. It was published in May 2019 by Scholastic Australia. The book was followed by Alan Sunderland's Six Seconds in 2021.


"To—the Silks & O'Connors, Geraghtys & Whalens, Flahertys & Burkes, Loftus & McArdles, Daleys & Mullins (to name but a few).
Érin go brágh!
And to our next generation—Lani, Chloe, Zachary, Zoe, Isaac, Adora, Ruby, Thomas, Benjamin, Annabel, Louis, Juliet and in loving memory of Elisabeth.
You are truly cherished.

Book description[]

""Do we count you in?"
When Joe is reluctantly dragged into a deadly plot by rebellious convicts at the Castle Hill prison farm on the outskirts of Sydney Town, he quickly realises it does not pay to be their enemy. He has been quietly working out his sentence as a shepherd boy, with the company of his friends, Pat and Kitt—who has set her eye on Joshua Holt, son of the heroic General of Wicklow.
But the croppies are hard, tough patriots of Ireland and desperate to revolt and Joe finds himself amidst a desperate bid for freedom in the first convict uprising against the colony of New South Wales.



Main article: List of Castle Hill Rebellion characters
  • Jonothan "Joe" Daley


Main article: Chrissie Michaels



See also[]

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street