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1794

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1794 The Hawkesbury district was opened for settlement early in the year, leading to the establishment of Windsor
 



  A fire was lit each night at South Head to warn ships
 



March 10 Arrival of ship William. Master William Folger.

Passengers Rev. Samuel Marsden and wife Elizabeth
 



May 3 Request by Lieut.-Governor Grose to Henry Dundas (per Store ship William) that steps be taken to replace him as he was troubled in hot weather by wounds received in the service (in America) and determined to leave the colony by the first opportunity.
 



August Road between Sydney and the Hawkesbury established. The distance could be walked with ease in about eight hours
 



August Attempt by Henry Hacking to cross the Blue Mountains
 



October 25

Arrival of Surpize(2). Master Patrick Campbell.

Scottish political prisoners Thomas Muir, Thomas Fyshe Palmer, Maurice Margarot and W. Skirving arrived on the Surprize. Trial of Maurice Margarot

 

The Extraordinary life of Thomas Muir....

   
November 2

Death of Deputy commissary Thomas Freeman. Replaced by Quartermaster of NSW Corps Thomas Laycock

 

 



December 12 Lieutenant-Governor Grose replaced as administrator of the colony by Lieutenant William Paterson of the NSW Corps
 



December 17 Departure of Lieutenant-Governor Grose on board store ship Daedalus
 



December 25 Oath of office taken by Captain Paterson who administered government until arrival of Governor Hunter


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