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Total population of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 30,433 (Caledonian Mercury 31 July 1820)

 

 

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Lancelot Iredale, convict blacksmith established his own business (Iredale & Co). Possibly No. 67 George Street Sydney

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Lancer Military Barracks at Parramatta completed.

 

January 12......

Expedition to Newcastle and Port Macquarie by Commissioner Bigge, Thomas Hobbes Scott, John Oxley, Lieut. Johnson and sugar planter Mr. Gyles who was to assess the area of Port Macquarie as to suitability for growing sugar cane

 

January 20.......

Arrival of convict ship Lord Wellington . Master Lew. Hill.

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January 21......

Arrival of convict ship Eliza 1, Master Francis Hunt. Surgeon James Brydone.

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January 27......

Arrival of Prince Regent convict ship. Master William Anderson. Surgeon James Hunter.

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January 27.......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Castle Forbes

Master Thomas Reid.

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January 27......

Sydney Burial Ground consecrated

 

January 28......

Arrival of the  Dromedary convict ship

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February 29......

 

Governor Macquarie requests permission to resign

 

 

April 1......

William Minchin appointed Superintendent of Police

April 4.......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Coromandel

Captain James Downie. Surgeon Archibald Hume

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May.......

 

Australia's first officially appointed Catholic priests John Therry and Phillip Connolly arrive from Ireland.

 

May 3......

Arrival of convict ship Janus. Captain Thomas Mowatt

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May 15.......

John Howe, Benjamin Singleton and others -  expedition to Hunter River. This discovery opened up the vast plains of upper Hunter for selection and settlement

 

 

June 6......

 

First pharmaceutical shop opened by John Tawell in Sydney- No. 6 Hunter Street, Sydney

 

June 19.......

Death of Sir Joseph Banks

June 21.....

Philip Parker King began preparing for his third expedition on the Mermaid. Among those accompanying him were botanist Allan Cunningham, surgeon James Hunter and John Septimus Roe.

July 16.......

Arrival of convict ship Neptune

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August......

Severe catarrh suffered by many in the colony.

 

August 5.......

 

Arrival of convict ship Hadlow

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August 7......

Arrival of convict ship Mangles

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August 16......

Arrival of the convict ship Earl St. Vincent

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September 19....

 

Arrival of convict ship Dorothy. Master John Hargraves. Surgeon Robert Espie

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September 22....

Arrival of the convict ship Agamemnon

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September 26....

Arrival of convict ship Shipley

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September 30....

 

Arrival of convict ship Guildford

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September 30....

 

Arrival of the convict ship Morley

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October 27......

Aborigine Burragong (King Jack) murdered by convict John Kirby near Newcastle

November 21......

Death of Judge-advocate Richard Atkins

November 22......

Arrival of the convict ship Almorah

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December 28.....

Arrival of the convict ship Asia

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December 31......

Arrival of the convict ship Elizabeth 1

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December 31......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Hebe

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