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Government relinquished Newcastle coal mines to the Australian Agricultural Company

A.A. Co. convict button

 

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A detachment of the 17th Regiment (Leicestershires) stationed in Maitland between 1830 and 1836
   

 

January 13........

 

 

Arrival of convict ship Asia I  from Cork with female prisoners. Captain Thomas Stead. Surgeon Superintendent Alexander Nesbitt.

Wednesday 13th January 1830 was a clear day in Sydney with an easterly breeze.

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

 

 

 

January 20........

Arrival of convict ship James Pattison from Dublin under Captain Joseph Grose and Surgeon James Gilchrist and bringing 199 male prisoners

Wednesday 20th January 1820 was a rainy day in Sydney with winds from the S.E.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the James Pattison

 

 

 

January 26.......

Foundation stone of Sydney College laid by Sir Francis Forbes

Click here for information about the silver trowel used

January 30.......

The vessel Sarah (14 tons) owned by Mr. Anderson and built at Brisbane Water arrived in Sydney. Intended for the Coal River trade

January 30.......

Death of former colonial secretary John Thomas Campbell after a short severe illness.
  Shipping Arrivals Port Jackson
 
   

 

February 2........


The largest vessel to enter Newcastle port  - the
Cumberland - departed Newcastle for Sydney...........
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February 18.......

 

198 prisoners arrived on the Katherine Stewart Forbes  on the 18th FebruaryMaster Capt. Canney. Surgeon Patrick McTernon.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Katherine Stewart Forbes

 

 

 

March 2........


Death of
Richard Binder at Newcastle. Richard Binder was a publican in Newcastle. Find out more about Binder's 'Australian Inn' HERE

March 9.......

Total eclipse of the Moon, commencing a little after 9 in the evening, total darkness at before ten lasting two hours.

 

March 15........

First civil jury in Supreme court (case of Edward Smith Hall)

March 17.......

Military mayhem in Newcastle - riot in the street (St. Patrick's Day).........Read more

March 30......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Dunvegan Castle  via Hobart Captain William Walmsley. Surgeon Robert Dunn. Passenger - Mortimer Lewis, Surveyor's Department.

Tuesday 30th March 1830 was a showery day in Sydney with south easterly winds.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Dunvegan Castle in 1830

 

 

 



 

5 April.......


Floods at the Hawkesbury. Coachman employed by W. Cox junior drowned

April........

 

N.S.W. Bushranging Act authorises arrest on suspicion

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Find out more about bushrangers in the Hunter Valley

 

 

April 26.......

 

Convict transport Forth 1830  from Cork, Capt. David Proudfoot. Surgeon William Clifford.

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

Monday 26 April 1830 was a clear day in Sydney with a south-westerly breeze

 

 

 

May 5.......

James Reid robbed by bushranger Stephen Toole at Nelson's Plains NSW.

May 7.......

Arrival of the convict ship Mermaid. Master William Henniker. Surgeon Daniel Boyter.

The Mermaid was placed in quarantine when it was feared smallpox was on board. Released after examination by medical officers found there was no small pox.

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

 

 

 

May 12.......

Arrival of the Convict ship Nithsdale - Master Thomas Christian. Surgeon Robert Malcolm

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

 

 

May.......

Five mounted policemen situated in the Upper Hunter river district

June.......

Ship Warrior arrived from England via Hobart - Passenger, H.C. Semphill with wife and 4 children

June 12.......

 

Proceedings by the Executive Council regarding abandonment of Rev. Threlkeld's mission at Lake Macquarie

June 24.......

Auction of government building at Cottage Creek, Newcastle.....Read more

June 29.......

Arrival of the Convict transport Roslin Castle from London, Capt.  Henry Ferguson. Surgeon William Conborough Wyatt.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Roslin Castle

July 6.......

Death of John Mason in Newcastle Gaol after being tied up by gaoler Robert Young and John Hooper

July 29.......

Arrival of the Lady Feversham. Master Stephenson Ellerby. Surgeon Andrew Douglas Wilson. Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Lady Feverhsam.

July.......

Port Macquarie opened to free settlers. Convicts moved to Moreton Bay or Norfolk Island.

A description of Port Macquarie by Clement Hodkinson (1836)

 

 

 

 

August 20.......

Arrival of convict transport Adrian, Capt. William Sadler. Surgeon G.H. Weatherhead.

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

 

 

August 21.......

Arrival of the convict ship Marquis of Huntley, Capt. William Ascough. Surgeon William Bell Carlyle.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Marquis of Huntley in 1830.

 

 

 

August 23.......

 

Campbell Drummond Riddell appointed Colonial Treasurer

Text not availableBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

 

 

September 1.......

John (Jack) Donohoe, bushranger shot dead by  Muggleton. Inquest later held by coroner Smeathman at the Fox & Hounds, Castlereagh St. Sydney.

 

 

 

 

September 20......

Bushrangers Edward Bowen, John Mason, Hugh Duffy, and Finney receive sentence of death after being found guilty of robbing John Rotton,, at Liverpool Plains

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Vessels registered in Sydney not exceeding 50 tons to be exempt from payment of dues and charges to encourage coastal trading.

October.......

Completion of translation of scriptures by Rev. Threlkeld.........Read more

October 4.......

Gov. Arthur's 'Black Line' begins in VDL

October 8.......

 

Tenders called for the construction of a court house at Maitland

 

October 12.......

 

Arrival of the barque Forth II from Ireland, Capt. James Robertson.  Surgeon James Cook.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Forth in 1830

 

October 21.......

Arrival of the convict ship Lord Melville  Captain Robert Brown. Surgeon Superintendent George Roberts. Select  HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Lord Melville.

November 1.......

The convict ship Hercules II arrived from Dublin with 200 male prisoners. Master William Vaughan. Surgeon William Martin.

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

 

November.......

First hackney coach hiring in Sydney

November 8.......

Arrival of the Royal Admiral convict transport. Capt. David Fotheringham. Surgeon Superintendent George Rutherford.

 

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Royal Admiral in 1830

 

 

 

November.......

 

Captain Patrick Logan  murdered by natives at Moreton Bay

Buried with military honours on 23 November

 

 

November.......

Post office established at Clarencetown.

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James Busby established Kirkton vineyard in the Hunter Valley

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Journal of a Recent Visit to the Principal Vineyards of Spain and France; Together with Observations Relative to the Introduction of the Vine Into New South Wales By James Busby

 

 

November 13/14.......

Floods at the Hunter River. Settlers Webber, Lang, Eales and Francis Moran suffered heavy loss of crops.

November 24.......

 

Death of Boongarie (Bungaree), chief of the Broken Bay and Sydney tribes. Interred at Rose Bay on Friday 26th November 1830.

A portrait painted in 1819 by naval officer Phillip Parker King, son of Governor Philip Gidley King P P King: Album of sketches and engravings. f48. PXC 767. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.)

 

 

December 15.......

 

Arrival of convict transport Florentia  from Sheerness. Captain John Jeffrey Drake  Surgeon Andrew Henderson, R.N.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Florentia in 1830

 

 

December 18.......

Arrival of convict ship Andromeda Captain Robert Parkin. Surgeon George Fairfowl.

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

December 18.......

 

Arrival of convict transport Burrell under Captain John Metcalfe. Surgeon William West.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Burrell in 1830