Colonial Appointments




Governors - New South Wales

1788 - 1792 - Captain Arthur Phillip R.N.
1795 - 1806 - Captain John Hunter R.N.
1800 - 1806 - Captain Philiip Gidley King R.N
1806 - 1808 - Captain William Bligh R.N.
1810 - 1821 - Colonel Lachlan Macquarie
1821 - 1825 - Major-General Sir Thomas Brisbane
1825 - 1831 - Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Darling
1831 - 1837 - Major-General Sir Richard Bourke
1838 - 1846 - Major Sir George Gipps
1846 - 1855 - Lieutenant Colonel Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
1855 - 1861 - Sir William Denison


Colonial Secretary

1821 - 1826 - Frederick Goulburn
1826 - 1837 - Alexander Macleay
1837 - 1856 - Edward Deas Thomson
1856 - 1856 - Stuart Donaldson
1856 - 1856 - Charles Cowper
1856 - 1857 - Henry Parker
1857 - 1859 - Charles Cowper
1859 - 1860 - William Forster
1860 - 1861 - John Robertson


Superintendent of Convicts - New South Wales

1790 - 1808 - Nicholas Divine
1810 - 1814 - Isaac Nichols
1814 - 1819 - William Hutchinson
1819 - 1836 - Frederick Hely
1836 - 1837 - John Ryan Brenan
1837 - 1855 - Captain John L. McLean


Police Superintendent - New South Wales

1810 - 1821 - Darcy Wentworth
1820 - 1821 - William Minchin
1821 - 1825 - Darcy Wentworth
1825 - 1827 -  Captain Francis Rossi
1827 - 1829 -  Lieutenant Colonel Morisset
1829 - 1834 - Captain Francis Rossi
1841 - William August Miles appointed Commissioner of Police
1852 - 1856 Captain William Mayne appointed Inspector General
1856 - Captain John McLerie appointed Inspector General


Post Master - New South Wales

1809 - 1819 - Isaac Nichols
1819 - 1829 - George Panton
1829 - 1839 - James Raymond


Harbour and Port Master Department

1813 - 1816 - Robert Watson


Medical Department

1788 - 1794 - John White
1796 - 1805 - William Balmain
1805 - 1811 - Thomas Jamison
1811 - 1819 - D'Arcy Wentworth
1819 - 1836 - James Bowman
1836 - 1844 - John Vaughan Thompson


Engineers Department

1788 - 1791 - William Dawes
1802 - 1803 - Francis Barrallier
1814 - 1817 - John Maunder Gill
1817 - 1821 - George Druitt
1821 - 1825 - John Ovens
1824 - 1836  - John Busby
1836 - 1844 - George Barney


Commandants at Newcastle 1804 - 1821

March 1804 - February 1805 - Lieutenant Charles Menzies
March 1805 - 20th March 1805 - Ensign Cadwallader Draffen
20th March 1805 - December 1805 - Charles Throsby
December 1805 (Temporary) - Lieutenant William Lawson
December 1805 - September 1808 - Charles Throsby
September 1808 - December 1808 - Ensign Villiers
December 1808 - February 1810 - Lieutenant William Lawson
February 1810 - December 1811 - Lieutenant John Purcell
December 1811 - February 1814 - Lieutenant Skottowe
February 1814 - June 1816 - Lieutenant Thomas Thompson
June 1816 - December 1818 - Captain James Wallis (46th regiment)
December 1818 - 1823 - Major James Thomas Morisset


Commandants at Norfolk Island

1788 - 1790 - Lieutenant Philip Gidley King
1790 - 1791 - Lieut-Gov Major Robert Ross
1791 - 1796 - Philip Gidley King
1796 - 1799 - Captain John Townson
1799 - July 1800 - Captain Thomas Rowley
1800 - 1804 - Major Joseph Foveaux
1804 - 1810 - John Piper
1810 - 1813 - Captain T.A. Crane
1825 - 1826 - Richard Turton
1826 - 1827 - Vance Young Donaldson
1827 - 1828 - Thomas Edward Wright
1828 - 1829 - Robert Hunt
1829 - 1829 - Joseph Wakefield
1829 - 1834 - Colonel James Thomas Morisset
1834 - 1834 - Foster Fyans
1834 - 1839 - Major Joseph Anderson
1839 - 1840 - Thomas Bunbury
1840 - 1840 - Thomas Ryan
1840 - 1844 - Alexander Maconochie
1844 - 1846 - Joseph Childs
1846 - 1853 - John Giles Price


Commandants at Port Macquarie

1821 - 1824 - Captain Francis Allman 
1824 - 1824 - Captain John Rolland
1824 - 1824 - Lieutenant G.R. Carmac (Acting)
1825 - 1826 - Captain Henry Gillman
1826 - 1826 - Captain Samuel Wright
1826 - 1827 - Archibald Clunes Innes
1827 - 1827 - Lieutenant Thomas H. Owen
1827 - 1828 - Captain F.C. Crotty
1828 - 1828 - Lieutenant Thomas Meyrick
1828 - 1828 - Captain Philip Aubin
1828 - 1828 - Captain Robert Hunt
1828 - 1832 - Captain Henry Smyth
1832 - 1836 - Major Benjamin Sullivan
1836 - 1847 - William Nairn Gray



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