14 Sep 1801 - John Macarthur arrested after a duel

#OnThisDay 14 September 1801 John Macarthur was arrested following a duel with his superior officer, Captain Robert Paterson. Governor King sent Macarthur back to England to face his court martial. Macarthur resigned his commission and returned to NSW after a period of four years with plans to develop the wool industry. He had the backing of the Colonial Secretary, Lord Camden, and a grant of 5000 acres, which he claimed at Cowpastures and named Camden Park.


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