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January 9.......

 

Death of merchant George Bunn of Sydney

January 15.......

 

Unsuccessful attempt by convicts on Norfolk Island to overpower guards. 1 soldier, 1 guard and six convicts killed. Those who took part in the mutiny included: Robert Douglas, Henry Drummond, James Bell, John Butler, James Brady, Patrick Glenny, Michael Anderson, Lawrence Duggan, William Groves, Henry Knowles, John Geeson, William McCullough, William Murphy, Christopher Quin, Joseph Snell, William Reilly, Charles Doran, Philip Eaton, John Hall, Thomas Freshwater, John Pritchard, Robert Ryan, John Toms, Buchanan Wilson  Read the trials of the prisoners in the Sydney Gazette

   

 

January 19.......

Arrival of the convict ship Royal Sovereign with 168 convicts. Master John Henderson.

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January.......

'Black Leg' prevalent at Hunter River. Large number of cattle killed by the disease

February 12.......

Australian Trade Union Benefit Society formed in Sydney. Meeting held in Sussex Street Sydney at the sign of the Sperm Whale Inn.

February 15.......

Arrival of convict transport Fairlie. Master Henry Agar. Surgeon Alick Osborne.

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February 20.......

Lieut-Col. Morisset, commandant at Norfolk Island travelling to Sydney on the Isabella. In poor health.

March 2.......

Arrival of the convict ship Parmelia . Master James Gilbert. Surgeon Superintendent Anthony Donoghoe.

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March 30.......

Heavy rainfall in Sydney

April.......

 

Snowy River named by Dr. John Lhotsky

 

 

April.......

D.A.C.G. Vaux, brother in law of Colonel Morisset drowned at Norfolk Island after being swept off the rocks while fishing

April 11.......

 

Death of John Macarthur at Camden

 

May........

New line of road commenced between Maitland and the Green Hills

May 1.......

Arrival of the vessel James Harris. Passengers Rev. G.K. Rusden and family

May 5.......

Temperance Society formed in Sydney

May 28.......

Steamer Experiment launched. Owner Edye Manning

June 11.......

Arrival of the convict transport Hive with 248 male prisoners.

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June 13.......

 

Arrival of female convict transport Numa with 138 prisoners

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June 23........

Death - At Patterson's Plains, on Monday the 23rd instant, after a short illness, Mr. John Tucker, senior, for many years a most trustworthy officer in the Commissariat Department, leaving a disconsolate aged widow, and a numerous circle of relations to mourn his loss. - The Australian 1 July 1834

 

June 29.......

Arrival of the convict ship James Laing from Dublin. Capt. George William Tomlins.

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July 4.......

An Act passed for regulating the slaughtering of cattle. Slaughterhouses licensed and inspectors appointed

July 4.......

The Marriage Act passed. - An Act to remove doubts as to the validity of certain marriages and to regulate registering of marriages, baptisms and burials. All marriages solemnized by ordained ministers of the Church of Scotland and priests of the Roman Catholic Church to be taken as if performed by a minister of the Church of England

 

July 4.......

Passing of the Orphan apprentice Act. - All children placed in the Orphan schools to be bound apprentices to their Master and Mistresses if a boy until the age of 21 or if a girl until 21 years of age or marriage

July 8.......

Arrival of convict transport Susan with 292 male prisoners, 8 having died on the passage.

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August.......

 

Bill to form settlement in South Australia on Wakefield's principles becomes law

A Letter from Sydney. Edward Gibbon Wakefield

 

August........

Ship Charles Eaton wrecked on Great Barrier Reef. Sailed from Sydney 29th July

August 17.......

Arrival of the convict ship Surry.  Captain Charles Kemp.  Convicts included the Tolpuddle Martyrs from Dorset.

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August 25.......

The Edward Lombe wrecked at Middle head Sydney at night. 12 lives lost including the Captain, first and second mates and surgeon

August.......

Rev. J. J. Therry laid foundation stone of first Roman Catholic Chapel in Maitland

September 7.......

Dr. Wardell murdered at Petersham by John Jenkins and Thomas Tattersdale

September 15.......

Arrival of convict transport Roslin Castle . Master William Richards.

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September 17.......

From Cork the arrival of the ship Andromeda  Captain Benjamin Gale. Surgeon Henry Kelsaw

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October.......

Punitive expedition led by Western Australian Governor James Stirling against Aborigines after their attacks on settlers. 'Battle of Pinjarra' - Mandurah Community Museum

October 26.......

Arrival of convict transport Henry Tanner  in Port Jackson

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November 14.......

Arrival of the convict ship Blenheim from Cork.

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November 18.......

Arrival of the convict ship Hooghley with 260 male prisoners. Surgeon James Rutherford.

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November 18.......

Settlement formed at Portland, Victoria, by Edward Henty

December 1.......

Arrival of female convict transport George Hibbert with 144 prisoners.

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December.......

Captain Moffatt of 17th Regt., removed from Police Magistracy at Port Stephens.

December.......

Total number of women in the Female Factory at Parramatta 496. Total number of children 141.