Colonial Events 1801

 

 

 

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January......

 

Loss of crops and stock over the previous four months due to floods at Hawkesbury

 

 

January.....

 

Muster (Census) taken

 

 

February......

 

 

John Murray transferred from the Porpoise to the Lady Nelson

 

February......

Ticket of leave system introduced by Governor King

 

 

 

February 21......

Arrival of convict transport Anne  from Cork.  Hunter Valley Bushranger John Fitzgerald convict arrived on the Anne

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

 

 

 

March 2......

Flood at the Hawkesbury

 

 

March......

Survey of coast near Western Port by Lieutenant James Grant

More about Lieutenant James Grant, the Anna Josepha and Lady Nelson

 

 

 

April 13......

 

Charles Grimes appointed Acting Surveyor General of N.S.W

 

 

 

June 9.......

 

Memorandum to Colonel Paterson and Lieutenant Grant from Governor King regarding information to be collected at Hunter River....

Select here to read about the silver snuff box presented to Governor King by Lieutenant Grant - National Museum of Australia

 

 

 

June 12......

 

Arrival of convict transport Earl Cornwallis from England. James Tennent master.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Earl Cornwallis

 

 

June 14......

 

Lieutenant Grant and Dr. Harris disembarked at Coal Island (Nobbys) and raised the new Union on top of the island

 

  

 

June 15......

Lady Nelson taken round Pirate Point to the small bay with fresh water named by Colonel Paterson Freshwater Bay

 

 

 

June 17......

James Grant and Colonel Paterson examine Ash Island

 

 

 

June 19......

Colonel Paterson sights natives in the distance at Hunter River

 

 

 

June 22......

 

Francis Barralier and Mr. Grant sound the entrance to the Hunter river

 

June 29......

 

Description of coal at Newcastle written by Lieutenant-Colonel Paterson to Governor King, 25 June 1801

Colonel Paterson, Mr. Harris and Mr. Lewin take excursion of seven days using launch and small boat belonging to Mr. Harris

 

 

June 30......

 

Exploration party proceed about 14 miles up Hunter river

 

 

 

July 1......

Colonel Paterson's party arrive at Schank's Plains

 

 

 

July 9......

Heavy showers at Hunter River.

 

 

 

July......

 

Settlement established at Coal River (Newcastle) under Corporal John Wixtead

July 18......

 

Departure from Portsmouth of Matthew Flinders in the Investigator (formerly Zenophon). Under the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks, the Investigator was said to admirably fitted out and manned with specially selected men who were distinguished by a glazed hat decorated with a globe and the name of the ship in letters of gold. (Ipswich Journal 27 June 1801)

 

 

August 17......

 

Female orphan School established in the former residence of Lieut. Kent, George St. Sydney. Formally opened on this day.

Index to the Orphan School Records

(State Records Authority of NSW)

 

 

September 14......

Duel between John Macarthur and Colonel Paterson

 

 

 

September......

 

Return to England on the Hunter, of John Macarthur 

 

 

 

October 4......

 

Departure of Earl Cornwallis, Capt. Tennent  for Bengal

 

 

 

November......

 

Departure from the Colony of Lieutenant James Grant

More about Lieutenant James Grant's return to England on the Anna Josepha

 

 

 

December......

 

Blankets made at Parramatta gaol from locally produced wool

 

 

 

December 14......

Arrival of the convict ship Minorca - James Hardy Vaux and surgeon William Redfern convicts on board

James Hardy Vaux at Newcastle

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

 

 

December 14.......

 

 

Arrival of the convict ship Canada Master William Wilkinson

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

 

 

December 14......

 

Arrival of convict ship Nile master James Sunter. Margaret Catchpole convict on board

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

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Correspondence of Margaret Catchpole

Sporting Magazine

 

 

 
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