Colonial Events 1822
Arrival of Hunter Valley land owner Lieutenant William Hicks on the Admiral Cockburn from Van Diemen's Land
Sugar Cane grown near Port Macquarie. The first planted by Captain Francis Allman the first Commandant
Signal Station on Beacon Hill at Newcastle erected by Acting Engineer Lieutenant Edward Close.
Carters Barracks in Sydney extended in 1822. Could now accommodate 200 male convicts.
A separate Barrack for 100 convict boys was contiguous to Carters Barracks. The two buildings were separated by a high wall and both were enclosed by a strong brick wall 12 feet high. William Elyard appointed first Superintendent
Survey of Newcastle by Henry Dangar commenced - Select here to see a list of buildings in Newcastle in 1822
Arrival of David Maziere on the Skelton
January 7Arrival of Newcastle settler John Laurio Platt on the convict ship Providence II. Master James Herd. Surgeon David Reid.
January 23Arrival of convict ship Mary II.
February 4Arrival in Van Diemen's Land of the vessel Britomart with Hunter Valley settlers John Galt Smith, Robert and Helenus Scott
February 12Departing for England after 11 years - Lachlan Macquarie & family on the Surrey "By eight o'clock, most of the vessels in the harbour were decorated in their accustomed costume, honorary to the occasion; and as soon as the barge, with its illustrious burden, retired from the shore, a salute of 19 guns was fired from Dawes Battery. Launches, barges, cutters, pinnaces, and wherries, were seen crowded with those who appeared determined on catching a parting glimpse of the object of their profound veneration and fondest regard, who for some time stood up, uncovered, and kept bowing adieu as he passed. Never did Sydney Cove look so attractive and gay as upon this occasion; and the shores were lined with spectators innumerable"..... Trewman's Exeter Flying Pot of Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser 11 July 1822
March 9Arrival of convict ship Southworth. Master David Sampson. Surgeon Joseph Cook
March 9Commercially successful honey-producing bees imported to NSW by Captain John Wallis on the convict ship Isabella
March 11Arrival of convict ship Shipley, Master. L.W. Moncreif. Surgeon George S. Rutherford
AprilPhilip Parker King returned to Sydney after completing four voyages. Find other Maritime Explorers here
May 16Death of pioneer brewer James Squires. James Squire arrived on the Charlotte in 1788. He died in May 1822 and was buried in the Devonshire cemetery. The epitaph on his vault read: In sacred respect to the remains of Mr. James Squire, late of Kissing Point, who departed this life on May 16 1822 age 67 years. He arrived in the colony in the first fleet and by integrity and industry acquired and maintained an unsullied reputation. Under his care the hop plant was first cultivated in this settlement, and the first brewery was erected, which progressively matured to perfection. As a father, a husband, a friend and a Christian he lived respected, and died lamented: A second inscription on the same stone alludes to the death of James Squire, his son, who died on March 5 1826 aged 28 years.
May 19Arrival in NSW of Captain Samuel Wright on the Richmond
May 20Hunter Valley land owners Captain James Phillips and Dr. Francis Moran arrived on board the female convict ship Mary Anne 1
JuneJames Croft per Lady Castlereagh appointed gaol keeper at Newcastle gaol
JuneExploration of Moreton Bay by William Lawrence Edwardson in command of the Snapper
July 5Agricultural society of New South Wales founded.
July 15Arrival of convict ship Guildford. Master Magnus Johnson. Surgeon James Mitchell
July 24Arrival of the convict ship Asia Captain Thomas L. Reid. Passengers included James Mudie, his three daughters and Miss Scargill
August 17Eclipse of the sun
August 25Charles Spratt, John Antonio, Henry Bridge, Daniel Clarke, Felix Patshaw, Thomas Dwyer, George Hasler, and Thomas Till were found guilty of stealing a whale boat, the property of the Crown, from the Settlement of Port Macquarie; and John Doyle, for aiding in the felony. The prisoners had been either sent from Head quarters to Port Macquarie or from Hunter River (Newcastle) to that Settlement.
SeptemberVessel 'Magnet' wrecked at Newcastle
OctoberArrival of Leslie Duguid on board the William Shand
November 8Arrival of Hunter Valley land owner Timothy Nowlan on board the convict ship Mangles. Captain John Coghill.
NovemberDismissal of Colonial Architect Francis Greenway
November 22Arrival of convict ship Eliza 1. Master James Hunt. Surgeon William Rae
November 23Arrival of Captain Henry Gillman in command of the Guard on the convict ship Arab from Portsmouth to Hobart and then Port Jackson
December 21Arrival of convict ship Countess of Harcourt 2. Captain George Bunn. Surgeon Robert Armstrong