Circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land completed by Bass and Flinders
Floods at the Hawkesbury river begin. Crops and stock destroyed. Govt. store house swept away
Arrival of the vessel Buffalo. The Buffalo brought live cattle from the Cape and other goods for the settlement. Settlers with useful trades came with their wives and families and John William Lewin a painter and drawer in natural history who was to be allowed government rations during his residence. The settlers who signed terms of settlement were James Thomas, John Bean, John Hanson, William Weller and Thomas Bradley. The Buffalo returned to England in 1800.
Arrival of the Albion, Captain Bunker, from England with 900 tons of salt pork.
Departure of Matthew Flinders from Sydney on the sloop Norfolk. -