Colonial Events 1795

 

 

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February......

 

 

Survey of Port Stephens by Charles Grimes, assistant Surveyor General

 

 

March......

 

Store established at Hawkesbury river under the superintendence of Baker who had arrived on the Surprize

 

 

March 1......

 

Charles Grimes returns from his survey of Port Stephens giving an account of the natives of the district

Read David Collins' account

 

 

August 26......

 

Arrival of the Providence, Captain Broughton, with an account of runaway convicts found at Port Stephens.

Select here to read David Collins' account

 

 

September 5.......

 

Death of assistant surgeon emancipist John Irving

 

 

September 7.......

Arrival of Governor Hunter in Sydney on the Reliance . Henry Moore was captain of the Reliance. He was also captain of the Fortune in 1806 and the Wanstead in 1814.

Also on board the Reliance were surgeon George Bass and midshipman Mathew Flinders

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Memoirs of Hydrography Including Brief Biographies of the Principal Officers who Have Served in H.M. Naval Surveying Service Between the Years 1750 and 1885 By Llewellyn Styles Dawson 

The discovery of the Strait which separates New Holland from Van Diemen's land, was made in a whale sloop, commanded by Mr. Bass, the surgeon of the Reliance.

This vessel may be said to have been consecrated to that great discovery, and hazardous navigation; for it is preserved in the harbour with a sort of religious veneration; some snuff boxes have been made out of its keel, of which the possessors are both proud and jealous; and the governor himself thought he could not make a more acceptable present to our chief, than a piece of the wood of this sloop, encased in a large silver toothpick box; round which were engraved the principal particulars of the discovery of Bass Straits.....M Peron

 

 

 

September 11.....

 

Administration of Government taken over by Governor Hunter

 

 

September.....

 

Flood of the Hawkesbury River. 25ft above usual level. One settler drowned

 

 

October.....

 

Convict population - 1362 male & 546 female convicts

 

 

October......

Exploration of Botany Bay and George's River in the Tom Thumb by George Bass and Mathew Flinders 

 

 

November 5......

 

Arrival of supply ship Sovereign. Master George Storey

One prisoner arrived on the Sovereign.

 

 

December.....

 

 

Exploration and finding of wild cattle at Cowpastures district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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