Colonial Events 1828

 

 

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Newcastle residents in 1828 (refresh the page to find more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colony in severe drought

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George Wyndham begins Dalwood vineyards on land previously belonging to David Maziere

January 3.........

Arrival of Convict Ship Florentia Captain Billett.

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January12.....

 

Arrival from Cork of the convict ship Elizabeth

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January 30......

Arrival of the convict ship Marquis of Huntley. Master William Ascough

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February 8......

Arrival of the vessel Ellen from London. Passengers included Henry Donnison, wife and two children; E. Nunn; Mr. & Mrs Chapman. Steerage, Robert Wright, Henry Hawden and William Wake

February 24......

Arrival of convict transport Hooghley, Captain Reeves.

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February 27.......

Westernport settlement abandoned

March 3.......

 

Arrival of convict transport Morley, Captain Williams. Surgeon  Peter Cunningham. The Morley brought whooping cough to the colony. Immediate quarantine did not prevent the disease from spreading throughout the colony causing the death of many children.

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March 10.......

 

Postmaster appointed in Newcastle and regular sea postal service commenced

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March 13.......

 

Arrival of the Convict ship Asia 1 

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March 19......

Steam boats discussed for use at Newcastle and Hunter River

April.......

Death of an infant child of Lieutenant Sweeney near Cottage Creek at Newcastle

April 2......

 

Death of Charles Throsby at his estate Glenfield....former Commandant at Newcastle penal settlement. Select HERE to find other Commandants of Newcastle

Charles Throsby - obituary

 

April 18......

 

Woodlark wrecked in Torres Straits under Captain G.A. Leary. Six drowned. Survivors given food and shelter by Captain Logan and family at the Moreton Bay settlement and arrived in Sydney late June.

April 21......

 

Brick house built by William Powditch at Newcastle offered for sale. (Newly erected and situated near the wharf in the main street. Built at an expense of 1200 and said to be well situated for an Inn)

April 23.......

Formation of Australian Racing and Jockey club

May 8......

 

John Erskine appointed Clerk to the Bench of Magistrates at Newcastle. Previously held position of Superintendent of convicts at Norfolk Island for two years

 

May 26.......

John Oxley, Surveyor general of Colony died 'after a long course of bodily infirmity'.........

May 28.......

Thomas Livingstone Mitchell appointed Surveyor-General of New South Wales following the death of John Oxley

May......

The coal mine at Newcastle, commenced about the time James Morisset's Command finished at the settlement, had completely fallen in and was abandoned. A new mine opened yielding 15 tons per day.

 

June 2.......

Arrival of convict ship Mangles  from Dublin. Captain William Carr.  Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Cochrane. R.N.

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June 5.......

 

Sloop Dove wrecked at Port Stephens. Master William Vurrell. Owned by Thomas Street of Darling Harbour. The master, a seaman, a Newcastle constable and a prisoner of the Crown after suffering great privations were brought into Newcastle by Natives. 7 lives lost including 2 seamen, a free man John Delaney and 4 prisoners of the Crown.

July 10.......

Masters' and Servants' Act passed in New South Wales.

July 11......

Court-martial of Captain Robert Robinson of the Veterans for libel against Governor Darling

July 12......

Arrival of convict transport Borodino

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July 14......

 

Arrival of the convict ship  Phoenix I  under Master Thomas Curzons. Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Carlyle, R.N..

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July 25......

Arnold Fisk appointed Pilot and landing waiter at Newcastle in the room of Messrs John Rush Moore and William Eckford, resigned

July 26.......

Arrival of  Bussorah Merchant, Captain Baigrie.

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August......

Bussorah Merchant placed in quarantine due to outbreak of smallpox. Military Guard and convicts landed and encamped on the North side of the Harbour and the schooner Alligator stationed adjoining to as a Hospital Ship

August......

 

Publication of Henry Dangar's map of the Hunter and its branches by Joseph Cross, London

 

 

August 3......

Whooping cough causes many deaths including Edward the infant son of Governor Darling on 3rd August

August 17.......

Terence Rooney a newly arrived convict by the Borodino fatally wounded at George St. Sydney by a soldier of the Garrison. 100 reward offered for information leading to perpetrator's conviction for murder. In September John Geason, soldier, was sentenced to transportation for life for the murder.

September 8......

Arrival of the convict ship Countess of Harcourt  Captain Harrison.

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September13......

Bank of Australia in George Street, Sydney robbed. Entry gained through a nine foot thick foundation wall reached by excavating through a drain that had been opened on the opposite side of the street. Reward of 100 offered for information leading to discovery of robbers

September17.......

 

 

Holey dollars withdrawn from circulation

September......

Escape attempt from Newcastle Gaol. Prisoners had attempted to excavate underground.

October 10......

Arrival of the convict ship Competitor  from London.  Master John Stewart. Prisoner Ellen Madden on board.

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October 12......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Marquis of Hastings  Captain Drake. Surgeon Dr. William Rae.

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November.......

Census taken in November.  Population 36, 598

November......

Captain Robert Hunt of 57th Regt., appointed Commandant at Norfolk Island

November 3......

Ship Magnet arrived in New South Wales with employees and servants of the Australian Agricultural Company  -   John Edward Stacey , John Hallam, Thomas Hewitt, Thomas Laman, Thomas Sawkins, John Swayne.

November 3.......

Arrival of convict ship Albion. Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Thomas Logan R.N.

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November 12.......

Convict transport City of Edinburgh, Captain James R. Glendon 

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November 17.......

 

 

Announcement of the first Provincial Bank established in the Colony, under the title of the Bank of Newcastle

More about Newcastle's first bank

 

November 18.......

Arrival of the convict ship Eliza III

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November 24......

Arrival of the convict ship Royal George . Master Robert Embledon.  Surgeon William Gregor

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December 27.......

Arrival of architect John Verge on board the Clarkstone. Land grant at Dungog - Lyndhurst vale
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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