Colonial Events 1823

 

 

 

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Treadmill introduced to Carter's Barracks in Sydney by 1823

 

 

January........

 

 

His Excellency Sir Thomas Brisbane accompanied by Major Goulburn, Colonial Secretary, embarked on board His Majesty’s brig Satellite on the forenoon of Thursday last, under the usual honorary salutes. Captain Currie presently got his vessel under weigh; and, in the course of the afternoon, the Satellite cleared the Heads. His Excellency will only remain a few days at Newcastle when, we understand he will return to Headquarters.

 

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Responsibility for allocation of convict labour assumed by Colonial Secretary instead of Superintendent of Convicts

 

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Gregory Blaxland awarded silver medal for first wine exported in bulk to London

 

 

January 1......

Distilling of spirits permitted

 

January 5.......

Death at Annandale of George Johnston, former Lieut-Colonel of 102nd regt.

February.......

Discovery of gold at Fish River near Bathurst by surveyor James McBrien

February........

 

Vessel 'Calder' wrecked near Newcastle

Read William Worth's account of the disaster 

Sea Grave Yard

February 27........

Arrival of the Lord Sidmouth with female prisoners.

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March.........

Saxe Bannister appointed first Attorney General in New South Wales

March........

Agricultural settlement established at Wellington Valley by Percy Simpson, soldiers and convicts

March......

Road from Richmond to Wallis Plains opened for droving

 

 

March.......

Third and final report The State of Agriculture and Trade in the Colony of New South Wales  issued by Commissioner Bigge

March4.......

Arrival of the Surry with 157 male prisoners

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March 11.......

Arrival of the convict ship Princess Royal with 154 male prisoners.

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March 19.......

 

Death of convict lawyer George Crossley Pitt St. Sydney aged 75 years

April.......

Ticket of leave convicts John Finnegan, Thomas Pamphlet and Richard Parsons shipwrecked on Moreton Island after being blown off course while sailing from Sydney to Illawarra

Moreton Bay

April 22.......

Arrival of the convict ship Brampton

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May......

 Arrival of John Dunmore Lang in Sydney

May......

Monaro district explored by Capt. Mark Currie and Major John Ovens

June.......

The Murrumbidgee river discovered by Captain Currie and Major Ovens

June.......

Pandora's Pass through the Liverpool Range found by botanist Allan Cunningham

June.......

James Mitchell appointed assistant surgeon at Sydney Hospital

 

June 18........

Arrival of settler John Earl  with wife and family on the Thalia

June 25.......

Arrival of convict ship Woodman with 94 female prisoners

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July.........

Act of British Parliament passed which set up a Legislative council in NSW

July 30.......

Arrival of the convict ship Recovery

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August.......

James McClymont and his wife Nancy, Rev. J.D. Lang, John Larnach, Beresford Hudson and Henry Hewitt arrived in Van Diemen's Land on board the ship Andromeda

August 19........

Arrival of Hunter Valley settlers John Eales and John Cobb in Hobart on board the Francis

 

August 26.........

Arrival of 3rd Regiment (Buffs). To replace 48th Regiment

August 26........

 

Arrival of the convict ship Henry.  Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Thomas Davis RN. Master - Captain Thatcher.

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August.......

Regular service between Sydney and Newcastle established by cutter Eclipse.

August.......

Arrival of the convict vessel Ocean with male prisoners

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September......

 

Royal Veteran Company disbanded

 

September.......

Arrival of Hunter Valley settler Edward G. Cory  passenger on the Allies

September.......

 

Discovery of a new route across the Blue Mountains  from Richmond to Cox's River by Archibald Bell junior. This became  known as the Bell's Line of Road. It was planned that the lately disbanded Veteran corp were to be settled along this line.

September 9.......

Arrival of convict ship Earl St. Vincent

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October......

John Oxley leaves Sydney on the cutter Mermaid to assess Port Curtis, Moreton Bay and Port Bowen

October 16.......

The Sydney Gazette reported that all but 50 prisoners had been removed from the Newcastle penal settlement to Port Macquarie.
   

October 13.......

New Supreme Court of NSW constituted. Letters Patent sealed, known as Third Charter of Justice (Court opened May 1824)

October 18.......

Arrival of the convict ship Mary . Captain Steel.

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November.........

Vessel Mars 30 ton sloop built at Newcastle

November........

Exploration of Brisbane River by John Oxley

December 16.....

Arrival of the convict ship Isabella

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December 29......

 

Arrival of the Medina convict ship. Captain Robert Brown. Surgeon John Rodmell.

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December.......

Captain Henry Gillman appointed Magistrate at Newcastle

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