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The Rum Rebellion: The Diary of David Bellamy is the fifth book in the My Australian Story series. The book was written by Libby Gleeson. It was first published in September 2001, and was republished twice in May 2006 and April 2012. The book was followed by The Yankee Whaler by Deborah Lisson.

Book description[]

"David Bellamy is afraid.
He fears the strange new land of New South Wales, its inhabitants and its wild creatures. He fears his relatives who have taken him in and the Governor himself: the swearing, cursing Governor Bligh.
And then on Anniversary Day, 26th January, 1808, David and his new friends Kitty and Ralph are on the streets of Sydney Town when the military march on Government House...
"

""They have bayonets," whispered Ralph. "This is no parade drill." We drew back more tightly into the shadow. A Soldier beat his first on the door.
David Bellamy is afraid. He fears the strange new land of New South Wales, its inhabitants and its wild creatures. He fears the Governor too, the swearing, cursing Governor Bligh. And then on Anniversary Day, 26th January, 1808, David and his new friends Kitty and Ralph are on the streets of Sydney Town when the military march on Government House...
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Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of The Rum Rebellion characters

Author[]

Main article: Libby Gleeson

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My Australian Story
Original

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

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