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Population in the years 1828, 1833 and 1836

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Trial by jury extended to criminal cases in NSW under Governor Bourke

 

 

 

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Wool begins to replace whaling industry as major primary industry

 

 

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50th Regiment (West Kents) detachment stationed in Maitland 1833 to 1841

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British Government removes East India Co's trade monopoly in Australia

 ......East India Company - Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

 

January 5......

 

The Perth Gazette and West Australian Journal established

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January 5......

 

Arrival of the Convict Ship Mary III . Capt. Jamieson.

Passengers Richard Cunningham, colonial botanist (brother of Allan Cunningham). Capt. Daniels, & soldiers of 21st Reg. of Royal Scotch Fusiliers.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Mary in 1833

 

January 19......

Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts founded

January 26......

Public meeting on the 45th anniversary of the colony to petition His Majesty and the Parliament for Representative Assembly.

February......

Church and School Corporation dissolved. Church of England monopoly of education ended

February 2......

Arrival of the barque Fanny with female prisoners. Master Henry Sherwood and surgeon Francis Logan

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Fanny in 1833

 

February 5......

Arrival of convict ship Roslin Castle with 194 male prisoners. Master William Richards.

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

 

February 5.......

 

 

Ship Hibernia lost while en route to NSW 152 lives lost

 .......Read more about the wreck of the Hibernia

 

February 18.......

Arrival of convict ship Camden with 198 prisoners

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Camden in 1833

 

 

March.......

Charles O'Hara Booth appointed commandant Van Diemens Land

March 9.......

Arrival of the convict ship Surry II from Cork. Captain Veal.  Surgeon Superintendent Edward Foord Bromley.

HERE to find out more about the voyage of Surry in 1833

 

March 11......

Arrival of the convict ship  Andromeda with 182 male prisoners

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

April......

Australian Steam Navigation Company commenced

The Leeds Mercury 5 October 1833

Sydney papers to the 18th May have been received by us. A Society has been formed there under the denomination of the Australian Steam Conveyance Company, the object of which is to promote the more extensive application of steam machinery to conveyance, both by water and by land. The first undertaking of the company was to establish a steam packet of twelve horse power between Sydney and Parramatta, the cost of which, including boat, engine, and all appurtenances, was estimated not to exceed two thousand pounds, and the whole was to be manufactured, as far as practicable, within the colony. The capital was to be raised by four hundred transferable shares of five pounds each, and no individual was to hold more than twenty shares. Three hundred shares were already taken up by the residents in Sydney.

 

April.......

Hunter Valley land owner Peter McIntyre found not guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury

April 15.......

 

Governor Burke visited Newcastle having made the voyage from Sydney on the Steamer Sophia Jane

Read about the Governor's visit to Newcastle

 

April 15.......

 

Address presented to Governor Burke by some of the leading citizens of the Newcastle district - 

Sir Edward Parry, Rev. Wilton, Henry Dangar, John Henderson, George Brooks, Alexander Walker Scott, Jonathan Warner, Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld, J. Frederick, Francis Allman, J. Steele, Charles Le Fevre Neville, William Croasdill, Francis Beattie, John Smith, Charles Hopwood, Simon Kemp, Michael Steele, Frederick Dixon, Charles Kemp, Alexander Philp, Samuel Langham, Joseph Beattie, James Hannell, Henry Usher, Thomas Buxton, John Darragh, William Foster, William Close, M.D. Blandford, William Cromarty, B. Naughten, James Reid, James Pawsey, John Laurio Platt, Edward Biddulph

 

April 19.......

 

Arrival of convict ship Mangles

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Mangles  in 1833

 

 

 

May........

 

Arrival of the Westmoreland, Capt. Brigstock. Among the Passengers - surgeon William Carlyle. (*not a convict ship)

 

 

May 7......

Death of Watkin Tench in England.

Letters written by Watkin Tench in France to a friend in London 1794/1795

 

 

 

May 25.......

Arrival of convict ship Diana

Select HERE to find out about the voyage of the Diana in 1833

 

 

May 29.......

Arrival of John Batman in Port Phillip

June 26.......

 

Arrival of the convict ship Portland  from Cork.

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

 

 

June 27......

Arrival of the Asia 1 (7) with male prisoners.

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

 

 

 

July 18.......

Death of surgeon William Redfern in Edinburgh

July.......

Piratical seizure of government boat by convicts at Norfolk Island

August.......

Capital punishment for forgery and livestock theft abolished

August 3......

Arrival of Waterloo convict ship with 203 male prisoners

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

August 6.......

Arrival of convict ship Caroline  from Cork with 120 female prisoners

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Caroline in 1833

August.......

Female emigrants arrived on the Bussorah Merchant

August 26......

Arrival of the convict ship Captain Cook rom Portsmouth with 226 male prisoners

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Captain Cook in 1833

August 30......

The Amphitrite with female prisoners to N.S.W. wrecked on Boulogne Sands; Only 3 persons saved out of 131.

Broadside - Horrible Shipwreck - Word on the Street

 

 

 

August 30.......

Death of Sydney merchant and ship owner Joseph Underwood

September 19......

Arrival of the convict ship Heroine from Portsmouth with 256 male prisoners. Master Robert McCarthy. Surgeon Superintendent George Roberts. 

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

 

 

 

September 27.......

Death of John Palmer - early Commissary NSW.

October 5.......

Arrival of ship Buffalo. Master Commander M.T. Sadler.

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

 

October 15.......

Theatre Royal opened in Sydney. First play a drama - The Miller and His Men followed by The Irishman in London. 5 shillings dress circle

October 16......

Death of Merchant Richard Brooks

October 18........

Arrival of convict transport Lord Lyndoch

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Lord Lyndoch

October 23.......

Township of Muswellbrook gazetted. Find out more about Muswellbrook here

October 26.......

Arrival of convict ship Royal Admiral .  Captain Fotheringham. Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Henderson.

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

November.......

Convict rebellion at Castle Forbes. Find out more about the rebellion here

November........

Charles von Hügel commenced tour of Australia

More about Charles von Hügel

November........

Lieut-Governor Arthur moves penal settlement from Macquarie Harbour to Port Arthur VDL

November 3.......

Arrival of the convict ship Aurora. Superintendent Alexander Stewart.

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

November 5........

Guy Fawkes effigy paraded through streets of Sydney

November 11.........

Death of naval officer James Grant who had been sent to Newcastle by Governor King in 1801 with Colonel Paterson, Dr. John Harris, Francis Barralier and John Lewin to investigate possibilities of settlement

More about Lieutenant James Grant

 

 

November 17.......

Death of NSW pastoralist and merchant Alexander Riley

November 18.......

Arrival of the convict ship Java, Capt. John Todd 

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Java in 1833

November 21.......

Arrival of the Neva convict transport. Captain Peek. Surgeon Superintendent Morgan Price., R.N.,

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

 

November........

Sophia Jane steamer sold to Messrs Street and Grose. To continue trips to the Hunter.

November 30.......

The Ann Jamieson burned to the water and sank after an explosion at King's Wharf. Eight lives lost

December 18.......

Arrival of the Convict ship Lloyds .  Master Edward Garrett. Surgeon John Inches.

Select HERE to find out more about the voyage of the Lloyds in 1833

December.......

News received in Sydney of the loss of the ship, Lady Munro, and
seventy-six persons, on the passage from Calcutta

December 21.......

Two men who took part in the rebellion at Castle Forbes  Anthony Hitchcock and John Poole were executed at Patrick Plains. Find out more about the execution here

December 21......

Death of John Stephen, Judge of Supreme court