Colonial Events 1816

 

 

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Over 14,000 convicts transported to Colony by the end of the year

January.......

 

Colonial vessel Estramina wrecked on the Oyster Bank at Newcastle

An account of the wreck from the Sydney Gazette

 

 

January 18.......

 

Convict transport Fanny arrived with 171 male prisoners among them Thomas Parmeter

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Fanny in 1816

 

 

January 18......

News of the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte reached Sydney. Subscriptions for Veterans commenced.

January 19......

Arrival of the convict ship Mary Anne I

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Mary Anne

January 30......

Arrival of the convict transport Ocean with 218 prisoners

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

March......

 

Convict Francis Greenway appointed Civil Architect.

 

March......

Four white people killed by aborigines near the Nepean.

April 4......

The convict ship Alexander  arrived from Ireland with female prisoners

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

 

April 8......

 

Arrival of the Convict Ship Guildford

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

April 8......

Patients transferred from the old hospital to the new General Hospital on this day. (Sydney Gazette)

April 10......

Punitive forays against Aborigines at Grose, Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers by a detachment under Captain Shaw and Captain Wallis of the 46th regiment (Captain Wallis arrived on the General Hewitt. in 1814. He was later Commandant at Newcastle)

 

May......

First school established in Newcastle....Henry Wrensford the first schoolmaster

May......

First Pupils at the school at Newcastle....Margaret Carberry, Jane Eckford, Celia Fraser, Catharine Fraser, Catharine Hector, Rebecca Ross, Catharine Irwin, Elizabeth Murphy, William Irwin, John Eckford, Henry Eckford, William Eckford, James Eckford, Peter Fraser, Charles Jenks, John Price, John Maloney. (From Convict Era to Modern Times, Newcastle East School 1816 - 1966, E.J. Braggett)

 

 

May 4......

Captain James Wallis' punitive expedition to Cowpastures  to Headquarters

An account in the Sydney Gazette

 

 

June 1......

 

Captain James Wallis appointed Commandant at Newcastle

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Captain James Wallis of the 46th Regiment to be Commandant of the Settlement of Newcastle; and also to be a Justice of Peace and Magistrate of the same Settlement, during his command thereof.

The Salary of Captain Wallis as Commandant of Newcastle will commence on and from the Date of his receiving Charge thereof from the present Commandant.

Captain Wallis will receive written Instructions for his Guidance, as commandant of Newcastle, previous to his Departure for that Settlement, from the governor. (SG 1 June 1816)

 

 

 

June 1......

First issue of Hobart Town Gazette

 

 

 

July 27......

Foundation stone of South Head Lighthouse, Port Jackson laid by Gov. Macquarie

 

June 13......

 

 

Botanical Gardens established in Sydney

Botanic Gardens Trust

 

 

June......

 

Launch of government vessel Elizabeth Henrietta

Launch of the Elizabeth Henrietta

 

June 29......

 

James Clohesy found guilty of burglary and sentenced to hard labour for life 'This day James Clossey was indicted for a burglary committed in the house of Mr. Wilford of Clarence Street, Sydney on the night of the 29th of February last, and stealing a large amount in property among which was a quantity of wearing apparel of good quality, 11 guineas in gold, and other valuable articles. A Crown approver was the chief evidence against the prisoner; the testimony of the said witness being strongly supported by circumstantial evidence of an undoubted nature, the prisoner was found guilty' (SG 29 June 1816)

 

 

July 22......

Atlas III convict ship arrived with 187 male prisoners

HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Atlas

 

July......

 

Bad weather causes the loss of several small vessels

Vessel 'Recovery' wrecked at Port Stephens and Solomon Wiseman's Hawkesbury Packet....Read more

 

 

July.......

Vessel Edwin wrecked 100 miles north of Newcastle.....Read more

August......

Elizabeth Henrietta upset her moorings in the Hunter River. Two people drowned....Read More

 

September 12...

The Trial colonial vessel, seized by convicts at Watson's Bay, Port Jackson. (Later found by John Oxley north of Port Stephens) Select here to find out more about the seizure of the Trial

September......

 

 

First emigrant ship to Hobart

 

October 5......

 

Convict ship Elizabeth I arrived from England. Passenger on board Judge Advocate John Wylde

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

 

 

October 11......

Arrival of the Mariner   Captain John Herbert. Surgeon John Haslam

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

 

November......

Vessel Nautilis ran aground at Newcastle (Captain Edward Edwards)

November.......

Horses exported for the Indian army

December 20......

Surry I arrived from Cork. Master Thomas Raine. Surgeon John. F. Bayley . Botanist Allan Cunningham passenger on board

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

December.......

2,886 female convicts transported to NSW by the end of 1816

 

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