Colonial Events 1824

 


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Stagecoach service extended

A Stage coach, with four horses, has recently commenced running daily between Sydney and Parramatta, leaving Sydney in the morning and returning in the evening; while a handsome two horse spring caravan, fitted up for passengers, leaves Parramatta in the morning and returns in the evening.

 These conveyances were paying so well, that a second caravan was preparing to run between Sydney and Parramatta daily; a third between Parramatta and Liverpool, and a stage coach between Parramatta and Windsor; so that now travellers may proceed by daily stages to all the well settled parts of the Colony.  - The Morning Chronicle 21 June 1824

 

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Text not availableAn Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales Both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony By John Dunmore Lang

 

 

January 15......

  Convict ship Castle Forbes arrived in N.S.W.

Prisoner Patrick Riley became the leader of bushranging gang 'Jacob's Mob' in 1825

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Castle Forbes.

 

 

February.......

Hunter Valley settlers  William Bradridge Joseph Brooks Weller and the Sparke family arrive in Hobart on board the Aguilar.

February 11.......

 

 

St. James' Church, Sydney consecrated by Samuel Marsden.

February 24.......

Arrival of Engineer John Busby on the Triton with wife and son James. Also on board the Triton William Kelman.

March 5........

48th Regiment embarked for Madras

March 5.......

 

Arrival of convict ship Guildford 

Passengers James Glennie and Sir Francis Forbes, first Chief Justice of N.S.W.

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

 

March 7.......

 

Death of the wife of Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld at Raiatea

Obituary for Mrs. Threlkeld in the Missionary Register

 

April 5.......

Arrival in Sydney on board the Hibernia of first Colonial Treasurer William Balcombe

April........

Arrival of first Attorney General Saxe Bannister on the Hibernia

May 7.......

Arrival of the convict ship Brothers.  Master Charles Motley.  Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Hall R.N

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Brothers in 1824

Select here to read a letter written by the Surgeon of the Brothers

 

 

May 10.......

Supreme court of Van Diemen's Land opened

May 17.......

Charter of Justice promulgated by Chief Justice of Supreme court of NSW Francis Forbes

June.......

Australian Agricultural Company formed in London to develop pastoral activities in NSW

June 16.......

Former Judge of the Supreme Court Barron Field arrived off the Isle of Wight in the Competitor. Came by Cape Horn calling at St. Salvadore for supplies. The Competitor's cargo included colonial timber, seal skins, elephant oil, and 280 bales of wool

July.......

Foundation of Scots Church Sydney

July 1......

Death of Lachlan Macquarie

At the instance of D'Arcy Wentworth, the principal surgeon, and John Piper, the naval officer, he was presented with a gold cup of the value of one hundred and fifty guineas subscribed by the colonists. He sailed from the colony in February 1822 and two years after his arrival in London he died at Duke Street, St. James, on the 1st July 1824. He was buried in a mausoleum on the island of Mull. He had one son, who died without issue. (HRA Series 1, Vol. VIII, p. xviii)

Macquarie's Mausoleum

 

 

July 12.......

Arrival in Sydney of convict ship Countess of Harcourt

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Countess of Harcourt

 

July 15.......

The convict ship Prince Regent  Captain Alexander Wales. Surgeon Thomas Wilson

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Prince Regent.

July........

Governor Brisbane instigates system for the sale of Crown land

August.......

Martial law declared in Bathurst district after attacks by Aborigines

 

 

 

August.......

Bee Hives to Sydney 1824 in the Convict Ship Phoenix

August 18.......

Rev. Thomas Reddall appointed Director General of Government Public Schools NSW...Online

August 20.......

Arrival of the convict ship Almorah.  Captain George Hay Boyd. Surgeon Morgan Price

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

August 20.......

Arrival of London Missionary Society deputation -  Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett.....

August 25......

Legislative council of NSW meets for the first time.

August........

John Stephen appointed Solicitor General, Commissioner of the court of Requests.

September.......

Temporary Penal settlement at Moreton Bay (Redcliffe) selected by John Oxley and a detachment of 40th Regiment under Lieut Henry Miller. Also at the settlement at this time was Walter Scott and Allan Cunningham.

 

September 26.....

Fort Dundas, Melville Island settlement founded by Captain James Bremer

 

BREMER, K.C.B. Creat. 1841. K.C.H. and Knt. Bachel. Creat. 1836.—Sir James John Gordon Bremer. Mar. 1811, Mrs. C. Glasse, of Rochester; was made a lieut. in the navy in 1805, and a commander in 1807; in 1812 captured the Bon Genie, French privateer; in 1813, took an American letter of marque of 280 tons; became a post-captain in 1814; was appointed to the Comus (22) in 1816, which was lost off Newfoundland in the October of that year; in the Tamar (26) was despatched to form a settlement on Melville Island, returned to England in 1827; received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament in Feb. 1843, for his distinguished services in the war with China ; was appointed a deputy-lieut, of Devon in 1845.....The Peerage Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland... By Charles R. Dod

Watercolour of For Dundas attributed to Charles Hamilton Smith NLA Catalogue The ship at left is H.M. Lady Nelson, the centre ship is probably H.M. Tamar - the trading vessel Countess of Harcourt Dated ? (?Copy of another?)

Major John Campbell was appointed Commandant in 1826 to replace Captain Barlow.

 

 

September 28.....

 

Currency Act passed by First Legislative Council of NSW

 

 

October 2.......

Thomas Hobbes Scott first Church of England archdeacon of NSW

October.......

Introduction of Trial by jury for civil proceedings at Quarter Sessions

October.......

Freedom of the Press recognised

October 3.......

Hamilton Hume and William Hovell leave to find overland route to Port Philip

Read an extract from the Journal of Hamilton Hume (Sydney Herald)

October 14.......

The Australian (editors William Charles Wentworth and Dr. R. Wardell) established in Sydney

October 27........

Arrival of Convict ship Mangles. John Coghill master; Surgeon John Crockett

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Mangles in 1824

October 27.......

40th Regiment to relieve 3rd Regiment

November......

First Civil Jury empanelled

November 17.....

Discovery of Hume (Murray) river by Hume and Hovell

November 19.....

Arrival of the convict ship  Minerva  in N.S.W. after leaving London 14 July with 170 male prisoners on board.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Minerva in 1824

December 20.....

Rev. M.D. Meares appointed Senior Assistant Chaplain N.S.W

December......

Lord Liverpool established as trading vessel between Sydney and Newcastle

December.......

Arrival in Corio Bay, Port Phillip of Hume and Hovell

December.......

 

 

News of the death of General Macquarie reaches Australia

Image: Governor Lachlan Macquarie ca. 1819 - watercolour on ivory miniature.
Original held by
Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

 

 

 

 

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