Colonial Events 1802

 

 

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January......

 

Arrival of Nicholas Baudin at D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Van Diemen's Land

Memoirs of Hydrography

 

January Arrival of the Fly with convict George Bridges Bellasis who had been convicted of dueling in Bombay and sentenced to 14 years transportation. First emancipist to be appointed to an important position in the colony. Australian Dictionary of Biography. Click on the text below to find out more about his trial
 

February......

 

 

Attempt to cross the Blue Mountains by George Caley

 

 

February......

 

Arrival in Port Phillip of Lieutenant Murray in the Lady Nelson

 

 

April 8......

Matthew Flinders' first meeting with Nicholas Baudin of Le Geographe at Encounter Bay 

 

April 9.......

Matthew Flinders re discoveries made by Captain Baudin and Monsieur Peron's claim for his nation.
 

 

 

April 26.......

 

Arrival of Mathew Flinders at Port Phillip

May......

 

Rations reduced in Sydney

 

 

June 2......

 

Death of Thomas Fyshe Palmer

The fate of Thomas Fyshe Palmer in 'The Monthly anthology, and Boston review' By Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Anthology Society (Boston, Mass.),

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June 13......

 

Arrival of Convict transport Coromandel 1  with male prisoners on board. Surgeon Charles Throsby

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

 

June 20......

 

Arrival in Port Jackson of Nicolas Baudin on the French ship Le Geographe

 

 

June 26......

 

Arrival of Hercules 1  from Ireland with 121 male and female prisoners.

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

 

July 7......

Arrival of the convict ship Atlas (1)  from Cork

Master: Richard Brooks. Surgeon Elphinstone Walker.

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

 

July 29......

 

Appointment of Robert Fitzgerald as Inspector and Director of all Agricultural Settlements belonging to the Crown

 

August 4......

Arrival of the convict ship Perseus with 112 male convicts.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Perseus.

 

September 30......

Michael Rowland appointed Superintendent of convicts

 

 

October 18......

Appointment of Charles Throsby as Medical Officer at Castle Hill and Magistrate of the Territory

 

 

 

October 30......

Arrival of the convict ship Atlas (2)

Convicts by the Atlas (2) included Bligh supporter Roger Farrell, limeburner Anthony Dwyer, and notorious Newcastle runaways Patrick Ducey and Thomas Desmond

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November 28......

 

Appointment of Captain William Kent, R.N., as Magistrate of the Territory

 

 

November......

 

Departure from Parramatta of Francis Barrallier in an attempt to cross the Blue Mountains

 

 

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Oversupply of goods in the colony after the arrival of ships with speculative cargoes

 

 
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