Colonial Events 1797

 

 

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February......

 

Wreck of the Sydney Cove  on Preservation Island. The following June Captain Hamilton, the commander of the Sydney-Cove passed away. 'He never recovered from the distresses and hardships which he suffered on the loss of his ship and died exceedingly regretted by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.' - The history of New South Wales: from its first discovery to the present time ...By G. Paterson

 

 

May 27......

 

Arrival of Britannia. Thomas Denott master.

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

Description of mutiny on the Britannia and a new arrival's first impression of a Kangaroo

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2.......

 

Arrival of ship Ganges. Surgeon James Mileham. Master Thomas Patrickson

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

 

 

August.......

 

Coal discovered at Coalcliff.

 

 

August.......

Mutiny on board transport Lady Shore

   

 

August.......

 

 

Colonial vessel Cumberland seized by prisoners

 

 

September 19.......

 

Lieutenant Shortland returned to Sydney with the news that he had entered and named the Hunter River

Read David Collins' account

 

 

December.......

 

Departure of George Bass, naval surgeon of HMS Reliance to explore South coast to Western Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

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