Colonial Events 1815

 

 

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First free settlers to Van Diemen's Land

 

 

 

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Bungaree ( ? - 1830) appointed chief of Broken Bay Aboriginal tribe by Gov. Macquarie

 

 

January 4.......

 

Francis & Eliza, Captain Harrison, from London to Port Jackson taken on 4th January by the American Warrior privateer. She was plundered and given up and arrived at Teneriffe prior to 12th January.

 

 

January 9.......

 

Death of Baron Augustus H. Alt,  Surveyor General N.S.W.(1731 - 1815)

 

 

January 18........

School for Aboriginal children established at Parramatta

 

January 21.......

Road westwards across the Blue Mountains completed under the superintendence of Lieut. William Cox (1764 - 1837)

In July Thomas Hobby, Richard Lewis, John Tye, Thomas Gorman, William Dye, Samuel Freeman, Samuel Eyres, James Kelly, William Martin, Matthew Mucklow and Mrs. Green, widow of the late Thomas Green were rewarded with a donation of cattle for their services in constructing the road across the Blue Mountains

 

January 27.......

Arrival of the convict ship Marquis of Wellington, Captain George Betham.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Marquis of Wellington

April.......

 

Journey of Elizabeth and Lachlan Macquarie across the Blue Mountains to Bathurst on the newly completed road

 

April.......

Thomas Lawson acting surgeon in place of William Evans at Newcastle

April 26.......

Arrival of convict transport Indefatigable with 198 male prisoners

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

 

May........

Site for settlement of Bathurst selected

 

 

May 29.......

First steam engine used in Australia by John Dixon (Dickson) (1774- 1843)

June........

Joseph Lycett apprehended in Sydney for forgery

Read an account from the Sydney Gazette

 

 

June 18........

Defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo

Weekly Aurora
Philadelphia, PA
August 15, 1815

 

 

June 18.......

Arrival of convict ship Northampton

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

 

July........

Bridal party returning from Newcastle to Maitland foundered in the river. Several people drowned including John Tucker junior's bride, Catherine Flynn

Read an account from the Sydney Gazette

 

 

 

August 5........

 

 

Arrival of convict ship Canada, Master John Grigg.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Canada in 1815

 

 

 

August 8........

 

Convict ship Francis & Eliza arrived after being captured by American ship Warrior on the voyage out

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Francis & Eliza

 

 

August.......

 

Arrival of Wesleyan minister Reverend Samuel Leigh per Hebe

Remarkable Incidents in the life of Rev. Samuel Leigh

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September 7.......

 

Arrival of the Convict ship Baring

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

 

 

 

October.......

 

Private medical practice commenced in Sydney by Dr. William Bland

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Rev. Leigh's appeal to Dr. Bland

 

 Dr William Bland, ca. 1845 / photographed by George GoodmanDr William Bland, ca. 1845 / photographed by George Goodman The oldest known surviving photograph taken in Australia - State Library of NSW

 

October........

 

Sealing ship Betsey wrecked in Tasman Sea

 

October 18.......

 

John Croaker sentenced to 7 years transportation for embezzling 3000 pounds in Exchequer Bills from banker John Sackett with whom he resided

 

 

 

November 10.....

 

Death of Judge Advocate of N.S.W. Ellis Bent

 

 

 

November 11.....

Death of Scottish Martyr Maurice Margarot in London (1745 - 1815)

December 9.......

 

Government Notice issued - Permission from authorities needed to land at Newcastle

Excerpt from the Sydney Gazette

 

 

 

 

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