Colonial Events 1806

 

 

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National Archives of Australia

Captain Philip Gidley King Governor of colony until August 1806

 

 

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First triplets born in the colony

 

 

 

February 15 (?18)...

 

 

Arrival of convict ship Tellicherry. Thomas Cuzens master.

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

 

 

March......

Catastrophic flooding at the Hawkesbury. 5 people drowned

Account of the 1806 Flood in the 'Sydney Gazette'

 

 

 

April 11......

 

Arrival of convict ship William Pitt

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the William Pitt

 

 

 

April......

News of the Battle of Trafalgar reaches the colony

Battle of Trafalgar at British Battles.com

 

 

May......

 

Vessel Governor King wrecked near Newcastle

Read account from the Sydney Gazette

 

 

May 20........

The vessel Sydney wrecked off New Guinea having departed Port Jackson 12 April 1806

 

 

 

June......

 

 

Colonial brig Venus seized by crew & convicts off Port Dalrymple, VDL and taken to New Zealand. Captain Chace of the Venus returned to Sydney on the vessel Governor Hunter on the 8th July

More about the Mutiny on the Venus HERE

 

 

July 12......

 

 

Arrival of convict ship Fortune

 Select here to find Convicts arriving on the Fortune

 

 

 

August 5......

Arrival of William Bligh on the Lady Madeline Sinclair (1)

The Fortune, Alexander and store ship Lady Madeline Sinclair departed England on 28th January 1806 under convoy of the Porpoise under the command of Lieutenant Joseph Short. Captain William Bligh and Provost-Marshal William Gore were on board the Madeline Sinclair. William Bligh's correspondence to Viscount Castlereagh on 15th March 1806 while at sea (lat.11 13 N; long. 24 00 W) gives an indication of the animosity that existed between Captain Short and himself: - I have the honor to inform your Lordship I am thus far on my voyage to fulfil the mission His Majesty has entrusted to my care; but I regret to say that Captain Short, holding the command of the Porpoise while I am in this ship, has pursued such an irritating and vexatious conduct to me as governor and his superior officer in naval rank, that I shall, so soon as I can draw up the documents, send them to your Lordship, and beseech you to remove him from under my command.

 

 

 

August 13......

 

Appointment of William Bligh as Governor of New South Wales in place of Governor King.

 

 

August 20......

 

Arrival of convict ship Alexander 1 from England, Captain Brooks.

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

 


August........

Sarah Wood, Sarah Thomas, Sarah King, Rebecca Barnes, Ann Bannister, sentenced six months each at King's Town, for going on board a vessel before the Admission Flag was hoisted, contrary to repeated Orders. (SG 3 August 1806)

 

 

September 24......

 

 

Heavy hailstorm at the Hawkesbury

 

October......

 

Stricter Port regulations issued by Governor Bligh

General Orders

No Vessel is to be built in the Colony without His Excellency's permission; and no Register will be given until the necessary Bond is executed on which it depends, before the Vessel is launched.

All Masters of Vessels coming into this Port are strictly forbid leaving any of Crews, their Officers, or Passengers on shore when they depart; and until that is certified no Clearance is to be granted : And all such respective individuals are likewise forbidden on any pretence whatever, remaining in the Colony without authority from His Excellency the Governor. Govt. House, SG 5 October 1806

 

 

November 18......

 

 

New South Wales Corp. promotions

War Office, Nov. 18. - New South Wales corps - Brevet Major George Johnston to be Major, without purchase. Lieut. John Piper to be Captain of a company, vice Johnston. Ensign Hugh Piper to be Lieutenant, vice J. Piper. Ensign William Lawson to be Lieutenant. Caledonian Mercury 24 November 1806

 

 

December......

 

Lieutenant William Lawson temporarily Commandant at Newcastle in the absence of Charles Throsby

 

 

 
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