Colonial Events 1811

 

 

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February 11......

 

 

Court of Criminal Jurisdiction

Robert Whitmore late Master of the Chance, Hawkesbury vessel. Indicted for having feloniously opened five out of six casks of salted pork, and stealing parts of the contents, the property of Henry Kable and put on board as freight at Sydney to be delivered to Windsor. Sentenced to seven years transportation. - SG 16 February 1811

 

 

February 17......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Eagle.

 

 

March......

William Evans  appointed colonial assistant surgeon (Newcastle) in place of Richard Horner

March......

 

General Statement of the Inhabitants in His Majesty's Settlement on the Eastern coast of New south Wales, with an Estimate on the Remains of Provisions in the Public Stores, 5th March 1811

Newcastle

Civil Department victualled - Assistant Surgeon - 1.  Superintendent and Storekeeper - 1.   Women of the Civil Department - 2.   Children above 2 years - 3

Military Department Victualled - Lieutenant - 1. Serjeants and Corporals - 4.  Privates - 25.   Women - 7.   Children above 2 years - 4.   Children under 2 years - 3

Persons victualled from the Public Stores - Male 58;  Females 11; Children above 2 years  - 2;  Children under 2 years - 2

Total number of souls in the Colony - 124

Historical Records of Australia, Series 1, volume VII, Governors' Despatches to and From England, January 1809 - June 1813, The Library committee of the Commonwealth Parliament, 1916. p. 421 - 422

 

 

April......

Road from Sydney to Parramatta opened to traffic

 

 

 

April......

Vessel 'Perseverance' aground at Newcastle

April......

 

Edward Edwards, gentleman’s servant repeatedly robbed his master - ordered to be publicly whipped behind a cart and then twelve months hard labour.

James Vaux as an accessory sentenced to twelve months hard labour. SG 27 April 1811.

Read more about James Hardy Vaux at Newcastle

Extract from Vocabulary of the Flash Language - James Hardy Vaux

 

 

May......

Lieutenant James Henry Crummer of 28th regiment injured at the battle of Albuera

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Stone arch bridge over Tank Stream connecting east and western Sydney completed

 

 

June 5......

Completion of the Trial of Lieut-Col Johnston of the 102nd regiment on a charge of Mutiny and Usurpation to which he pleaded Not Guilty.

 


 

July......

 

Lieutenant Skottowe, 73rd regt., appointed Commandant at Newcastle

Select Specimens From Nature of the Birds Animals &ct of NSW Collected and arranged by Thomas Skottowe. Drawings by T.R. Browne from Picman

 

 

July......

 

George Johnston cashiered and permitted to return to New South Wales.

Text not available

Sporting Magazine

 

July 2......

Convict ship Providence arrived with male and female prisoners.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Providence in 1811

July 14......

 

Colonial vessel 'Eliza' owned by Underwood wrecked near Port Stephens

 

 

August 28.......

Ralph Malkins attempted to sell his wife in the streets of Sydney

'A person (for a man I cannot call him) of the name of Ralph Malkins, led his lawful wife into our streets on the 28th ultimo with a rope round her neck, and publicly exposed her for sale; and, shameful to be told, another fellow equally contemptible, called Thomas Quire, actually purchased and paid for her on the spot, sixteen pounds in money and some yards of cloth. I am sorry to add, that the woman herself was so devoid of those feelings which are justly deemed the most valuable in her sex, agreed to the base traffic, and went off with the purchaser, significantly hinting that she had no doubt her new possessor would make her a better husband than the wretch she then parted from.' - Correspondence, Sydney Gazette

 

August......

Robert Watson appointed Sydney's first senior pilot (Watson arrived as Quartermaster on HMS Sirius in 1788).

 

August......

Pounds established in various districts of NSW

 

September 29......

 

 

Arrival of the convict ship Admiral Gambier

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Admiral Gambier in 1811

 

October 8......

The vessel Governor Macquarie launched from Cockle Bay. Sydney

October 10......

Arrival of the Convict Ship Friends. Master James Ralph.

Select HERE  to find out more about the voyage of the Friends in 1811

October 30......

 

Foundation stone of Sydney Hospital laid by Governor Macquarie

 

November......

Governor Macquarie visited Van Diemen's Land

 

November......

Building of Sydney Hospital commenced

Read more at Historic Houses Trust

December......

 

Captain J. Murray of the 73rd regiment appointed Commandant of the Settlement at Hobart Town by Governor Macquarie

 

December......

Mental asylum established at Castle Hill.

 

 

 

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David Dickinson Mann's Present Picture of New South Wales published in London in 1811. In it he writes of fustic being discovered at Newcastle

 

 

 

 

 

 
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