Colonial Events 1813

 

 

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Severe drought throughout colony...

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Code of harbour regulations and shipping laws brought into force at Newcastle

 

January......

Market and fair established at Parramatta

January 3.....

 

Death of Bennelong at Kissing Point

Description of a Battle following the death of Bennelong

 

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Glass bottle blowing shop opened in Sydney by Simeon Lord

February 4.......

Arrival of Governor Davey in Tasmania

February 16......

Arrival of the convict ship Archduke Charles

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Archduke Charles in 1813

March......

King's Wharf, Sydney completed. First public wharf in Colony

March......

George Johnston returned to Australia

March 13......

Colonial schooner Endeavour wrecked at Shoalhaven

April......

Convicts escape from Derwent River VDL in ship Unity

 

May 8......

Benevolent Society established

May 11 - June 6.....

 

Party consisting of Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth and William Lawson find route across the Blue Mountains

The plaque on 'The Explorer's Tree reads - 'This wall and fence has been erected by the Hon. JS Farnell Esq Minister for Lands to preserve this tree marked by Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth, being the farthest distance reached in their first attempt to cross the Blue Mountains in the Month of May AD 1813'. 

 

June 11......

Arrival of convict transport Fortune

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Fortune

 

July 6......

 

John Macarthur shipped 36 bales of wool to England

Correspondence re the prosperous conditions in New South Wales in 1813.......

Caledonian Mercury 7 March 1814

Extract of a letter from Sydney dated June 30th 1813.

"The colony of New South Wales is in so flourishing a condition, that a memorial has been forwarded by the principal inhabitants, through the governor, to his Majesty's Ministers, praying, among other privileges, permission to distil from their surplus grain, and to export flour from thence to Great Britain; and pointing out that there is no farther necessity for any salt meat being sent thither, as the colony can furnish fresh beef, pork, and mutton at a cheaper rate. It appears also that the grower of fine wool in the colony consider that they are enabled to vie with Spain in the quality, if not the quantity of produce, which, however, is greatly increasing"

 

July......

Convict Assignment and Punishment at Newcastle - Government Orders

July 31.....

Two soldiers of the 73rd regiment Lieutenant Archibald McNaughton and Lieutenant Phillip Connor found guilty of the manslaughter of William Holness and fined 1 shilling and 6 months in gaol.

August 4......

73rd Regiment at New South Wales ordered to Ceylon. - Lieutenant-Colonel O'Connell to go with them. Regiment at Guernsey(46th regt.,) to embark for NSW on ships Wanstead, Three Bees and General Hewitt.

 

September 24.......

 

Foundation stone of the Female Orphan school laid by Governor Macquarie

 

 

September 30.......

 

To alleviate currency shortages,  'Holey Dollar' and 'dump' became legal tender. A piece struck out of the centre being valued at 15d. and the remainder of the dollar at 5s sterling. The Commissary-General also issued notes of one, two, five, and ten pounds each in payment of provisions, supplied by individuals to the Stores. The notes were to be consolidated monthly. (Morning Chronicle 7 March 1814)

1813 DUMP

 

  

October 9.......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Earl Spencer from Portsmouth. Master William Mitchell.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Earl Spencer

 

October.......

 

Birth of Ludwig Leichhardt

 

November 19/20.....

 

Assistant Surveyor George William Evans followed in the tracks of Blaxland Lawson and Wentworth across the Blue Mountains.

Those accompanying Evans included:

Richard Lewis, James Burns (both free) and John Cooghan, John Grover and John Tygh all prisoners. (HRA)

 

 

John Lewin's Birds of New Holland published.

Catalogue of Books By Henry George Bohn

the same new edition 8 vole in 4 4to coloured plates bds 4 4s 1800 LEWIN'S JW NATURAL HISTORY or THE BIRDS OP NEW SOUTH WALES collected engraved and faithfully painted after Nature by JOHN WILLIAM LEWIN late of Paramatta New South Wales third greatly improved edition with an Index of the Scientific Names and Synonymes to the present time 1838 contributed by Mr Gould Mr Eyton and other scientific gentlemen folio with 26 plates beautifully coloured pub at 4 4s neatly hf bd morocco 2 2t 1838 This beautiful and interesting volume although now offered at a reduced price has for a long time been very scarce The colouring of the present copies is so inftnifely superior to what bave hitherto been sold u scarcely to be recognised for the same plates

 

 

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