Colonial Events 1799

 

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January......

 

Circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land completed by Bass and Flinders

 

 

 

March 3......

 

Floods at the Hawkesbury river begin. Crops and stock destroyed. Govt. store house swept away

 

 

May 3.......

 

Arrival of the vessel Buffalo.  Passenger John William Lewin

 

 

June......

Arrival of the Albion, Captain Bunker, from England with 900 tons of salt pork.

 

 

July 8......

 

Departure of Matthew Flinders from Sydney on the sloop Norfolk.

 

 

July 14......

Arrival of Matthew Flinders at Cape Moreton........

 

 

 

July 26......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Hillsborough. David Dickinson Mann,  George Crossley, and  George Pell  were some of the convicts on board...........Read about the voyage in the Journal of  William Noah  -

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

 

 

September.....

 

Population - General Return of the colony - 4,746.

Correspondence re the cost of food & supplies and living conditions for new arrivals

 

 

November 3......

 

Arrival of ship Walker. Master John Nichol

 

 

November 13......

 

Departure of the Friendship from St. Helena. Bound for Botany Bay

 

 

December 8.......

 

Arrival of East India ship Swallow.

 

 

December 14......

Arrival in Port Jackson of ship Martha, with seal oil and skins. William Reed Master

 

 

December......

Increasing confidence in the colony with success on the whale boats, production of sufficient wheat and discovery of wild cattle.

Success of the whale boats and Captain Eber Bunker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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