Colonial Events 1792

 

 

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Estimated white population 3,120.......

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Planting of citrus trees along the Parramatta began

February 14......

 

Arrival of the Pitt with Lieutenant Governor Grose and the company of the NSW Corps.

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

 

 

March 2......

Death, at the marine-barracks, Stonehouse, Plymouth, of Lieut. James Maxwell, for the last nine years senior first lieutenant of his Majesty's marine forces. He had twice circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, and assisted in forming the settlement established at Botany Bay

 

 

April 23.......

 

Arrival of D'Entrecasteaux at Storm Bay on La Recherche and L'Esperance

May.....

A pilot appointed at South Head

May.....

The first tank was cut in the rock bed of the Tank Stream

May 12.....

Reduction in rations

June 20......

 

Arrival of the Atlantic from Calcutta with supplies

July......

 

Departure from Gravesend of the Bellona with free settlers - Edward Powell aged 30 - farmer and fisherman from Lancaster; Thomas Rose aged 40, farmer from Blandford and his family; Joseph Webb, farmer; Thomas Webb, gardener; Frederick Meredith, baker; James Thorpe, millwright, Walter Brodie, blacksmith

 

 

 

October 7.......

 

Arrival of convict transport Royal Admiral.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Royal Admiral

October 16.......

 

Preparation of a Return of Land in Cultivation at the Different Settlements

List of Settlers

 

November 1.......

 

Arrival of Brigantine Philadelphia in Sydney with a speculative cargo

Cargo included 569 barrels of American cured beef, 27 barrels pitch and tar as well as wine, rum, gin, tobacco. Master of the Philadelphia Thomas Patrickson

 

 

November.......

New Hospital completed.....

 

 

November 17........

Arrival of the Kitty, Master George Ramsay. Naval agent Lieut. Daniel Woodriff. 29 convicts on board. Select here to find out more about the voyage of the Kitty

 

 

December 10.......

 

Return of Governor Phillip and the remainder of the NSW  Marine Corp to England on the Atlantic; Major Commandant Francis Grose appointed administrator

December.....

The first lease was granted for land within the town
   
 

 

 

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