News of the revolt quickly spread to the higher authorities located in the area, specifically George Johnston, an army Major at the time. After unsuccessful attempts to negotiate capture or peace between the army and the convicts, George Johnston ordered troops to fire upon the mob and to begin arresting suspects. Within a week's time, the head figures of the rebellion as well as 37 others were tried and executed for treason.
No, not necessarily.
The Castle Hill Convict revolt focused primarily on the topic of political change, wishing for freedom and self-rule from the British in Australia. Specifically, the members of the rebellion, being Irish, wanted a similar result to the revolts in the United Kingdom towards England. Furthermore, the revolt failed to recognize any movement or changes towards the ideas of social or economic change. They were not taxed, being prisoners, and and did not wish to develop on social problems of the age. The main goal was to break free and rule for themselves, a movement for political independence and democracy.
The revolt on Castle Hill does have slight hints at the start of the ideas towards a revolution. The underlining themes of religious freedom between Protestants and Catholics take deep root within Australian politics, and thus could allow one describe the rebellion as a call for social change. To conclude, the Castle Hill Revolt was not a revolution, or perhaps a very small one, hover it provided a basis for further need for change for the people of Australia.