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Recommendations on convict conditions by Quaker James Backhouse

 

 

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4th Regiment (King's Own Regiment) Detachment in Maitland 1832 - 1837

 

 

 

January......

William IV  steamer inspected by Governor Burke

February......

Toll abolished at the Maitland bridge

February......

Bushranger John Walmsley sent to Van Diemen's Land

February......

Rev. Robert Forest opens The King's School, George St., Parramatta

 

 Text not available
The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and Its Dependencies

 

 

February......

 

Wreck of the Madeira Packet at Moreton Bay

 

February 9......

Arrival of Convict Ship Norfolk from Cork

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February 13.....

Arrival of convict ship Asia from Portsmouth.

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February 20.......

Death of First Fleet surgeon John White

March......

Natives in vicinity of Reid's Mistake killing pigs & pulling up corn. Settler McGrath threatened

March 5......

 

Arrival of convict ship Pyramus  Surgeon Superintendent James Rutherford

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March 6......

James Busby appointed first British Resident in NZ

March 7.......

Government Gazette established

March......

 

Sir Edward Parry and Henry Dangar depart for an intended survey of A.A. Company grant at Liverpool Plains.

In the Service of the Company: letters of Sir Edward Parry, Commissioner to the Australian Agricultural company: volume 2, June 1832 - March 1834

 

 

 

March 15......

Arrival of the convict ship Isabella. Captain Wiseman,

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March 26......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Portland. Capt. Ascough. Surgeon Joseph Cook.

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March......

Maitland under flood. Houses inundated

April......

Paterson and Maitland in flood. 6 or 7 lives lost at Maitland

April......

Richard Siddons, pilot at Port Jackson since 1823 resigned due to ill health subsequently appointed Superintendent of Lighthouse at South Head (Sydney)

April......

Thomas Brennan, soldier of the 39th regiment executed at Dawes Battery for attempting to murder his serjeant. Interred where he fell

 

 

 

April 2......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Captain Cook. Master William Steward. Surgeon Eben Johnson.

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May......

 

Swamp oak tree at the lower end of George Street near the dockyard, upon which the British flag was first hoisted in Sydney, was cut down by a street repair gang. Had been considered sacred by Governor Macquarie

(SG 28 May 1832)

 

 

May......

A new Act passed requiring the name and address of owners on the side of carts

May 7......

Death of Mrs. Burke, wife of the Governor at Government House, Parramatta.

May......

Death of Sir Henry Browne Hayes at his residence Grattan Hill. Aged 70

Select HERE to read 'Wild Irishman - A Romantic Story' - the life of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, written by his great great great grandchild

 

 

 

May 20.......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Burrell. Master - Captain Metcalfe. Surgeon Superintendent George Williams

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June 8.......

Arrival of convict ship  John I .

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June 14......

 

Arrival of the convict ship  Southworth

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June......

 

 

Governor Burke injured in a fall from his horse at Lumley

 

 

 

June 27......

 

Arrival of the convict transport City of Edinburgh. Captain Wade. Surgeon Superintendent Anthony Donoghoe.

Select HERE to find out more about the convict ship City of Edinburgh

 

 

 

July......

Arrival of the ship Brothers from Plymouth - passengers Capt. King, Lieut. Breton.

July......

Last inspection of the 39th Regiment in Sydney prior to their embarkation

July......

 

Lord Liverpool cutter used in the New Zealand trade

Alexander Livingstone was Captain of the Lord Liverpool before the coming of the steamers.

 

 

August 13......

Free immigrant women from Ireland who arrived on the Red Rover conducted to the Lumber yard where temporary accommodation was provided. Some later forwarded to the Hunter River district in William IV  steamer

 

 

 

August......

Laws and regulations of the Harbours and Ports of the colony to be amended

August 5......

Arrival of convict transport Lady Harewood . Master Stonehouse.

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August 25......

Arrival of free female immigrants in VDL on the Princess Royal

August 27......

Arrival of the convict ship Clyde Surgeon James Gilchrist.

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September 4......

Francis Allman appointed Police Magistrate at Wollongong

September 6.......

Arrival of convict transport Eliza II

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Select here to find out more about Francis McNamara (Frank the Poet) who arrived on the Eliza in 1832

 

 

September......

 

James Hardy Vaux transferred from Moreton Bay to Port Macquarie per vessel Governor Phillip

Read 'The Memoirs of James Hardy Vaux' - written in Newcastle 1811 -1814 (Convict Flash Language Dictionary)

 

 

 

October 15......

Arrival of convict ship Planter Captain Frazer. Surgeon Superintendent Alexander Osborne.

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October 16......

Arrival of the convict ship Hercules . Capt. Vaughan.

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October 16......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Dunvegan Castle  Capt. Duff

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November......

Angora goats imported from France

November 11......

Opening of Scot's church at Maitland.  Rev. Pinkerton and Rev. J.D. Lang addressed congregation

November 16......

Arrival of the convict ship Parmelia Capt. Gilbert

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December......

Schooner Schnapper captured by natives on Island of Wyha. Captain and crew killed

December......

Bushrangers prevalent on the new line of road leading to the Hunter region.

December......

Mr. Busby proceeding to New Zealand with Guard

December 22.......

 

 
William Westbrooke Burton appointed Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of AustraliaText not available
The State of Religion and Education in New South Wales By William Westbrooke Burton