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New South Wales led by John Macarthur is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from JFD, Arilasqueto, DarthKyofu, grant, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World.


New South Wales[]

New South Wales was a colony of the British Empire from 1788 to 1901, when it became a State of the Commonwealth of Australia. At its greatest extent, the colony of New South Wales included the present-day Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia, the Northern Territory as well as New Zealand.

John Macarthur[]

John Macarthur was a British army officer, entrepreneur, politician, architect and pioneer of settlement in Australia, known for being the pioneer of the wool industry in Australia, as well as being an instrumental factor in the Rum Rebellion.

Dawn of Man[]

"Do not bend to the will of others, John Macarthur, pioneering agriculturalist and Colonial Secretary of the fledgling Colony of New South Wales. Born in England, you spent much time back and forth between your native and adopted residencies. In New South Wales, you were a forerunner in many industries which would come to define the future nation of Australia, such as vinification, agriculture, but most importantly, sheep husbandry and shearing. The first person to export Australian wool, you also spent much time being involved in politics, being nominated to the New South Wales Legislative Council and being a Colonial Secretary of the Colony during the Rum Rebellion. One of the richest men in New South Wales, you faced no consequences for the overthrow of the Governor William Bligh.


Art by DarthKyofu and Senshi

Colonial Secretary Macarthur, the people of New South Wales are in crisis. They look to your hardy resolve with admiration, for the leaders of today provide none of their own. They seek a larrikin, a firebrand, a maverick who will do what it takes to resolve crises. Can you stand strong facing new and unexpected challenges? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Good day, and welcome to New South Wales! I'm John Macarthur, the one who's really in charge around here. Now, perhaps you're interested in some quality wool or some quality rum?"

Defeat: "You're a short-sighted fool and probably a terrible businessman. One day your tyranny will catch up to you."

Unique Attributes[]

New South Wales (John Macarthur)

Art by DarthKyofu

Rum Rebellion

Luxury Resources within range of a City are automatically revealed, and claim adjacent neutral tiles when improved. Newly trained Units receive additional Strength Combat Strength for each Luxury Resource you have completely traded away.


Art by grant

Rum Corps (Rifleman)
  • Begins with additional Experience equal to the Happy Happiness you receive from obtained Luxury Resources.
  • Upon capturing a City, spawns a random Luxury Resource on the tile.

Art by grant

Sheep Station (Stable)
  • +1 Gold Gold on Horses, Sheep, and Cattle.
  • Pastures within the City's borders deal attrition damage to adjacent enemy units.
  • Improved Sheep within the City's borders act as Luxury Resources.
City List
  1. Sydney
  2. Parramatta
  3. Hobart
  4. Newcastle
  5. Launceston
  6. Kingston
  7. Windsor
  8. Pitt Town
  9. Richmond Hill
  10. Liverpool
  11. George Town
  12. New Norfolk
  13. Sorell
  14. Ross
  15. Longford
  16. Bathurst
  17. Blackheath
  18. Shellharbour
  19. Penrith
  20. Singleton
  21. Campbelltown
  22. Maitland
  23. Morpeth
  24. Port Macquarie
  25. Mudgee
  26. Perth
  27. Gosford
  28. Richmond
  29. Wellington
  30. Redcliffe
  31. Brisbane
Spy List
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Charles
  • Michael
  • William
  • David
  • Elizabeth
  • Edward
  • James
  • Francis
New South Wales



Peace Theme War Theme
Click Go The Shears, arranged by Tim Rowland Waltzing Matilda, arranged by Tim Rowland

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 26 January 2022


  • Senshi: Concept, Code, Art (Map, Leaderscene Base), Etc
  • JFD: Lua
  • Arilasqueto: Art (Civ Icon and Alpha)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene and Icon)
  • grant: Art (Rum Corps Icon and Sheep Station Icon)
  • Zharques: Text (Pedias and DoM)
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