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John Fairfax and Charles Kemp formed a partnership to purchase the Sydney Herald (later the Sydney Morning Herald)

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Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld  began working the Ebenezer Coal mine after the closure of the Aboriginal Mission at Toronto

More about the Ebenezer Coal mine

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Scarlatina prevalent in Colony causing the death of a large number of children

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Silver/Lead mine Wheal Gawler established at Glen Osmond near Adelaide

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Female Immigrants Home established in Sydney by Caroline Chisholm

The ABC of Colonization - A series of Letters by Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Chisholm

 

 

January 19.......

Arrival of Palmyra, 602 tons. Passengers -  Captain Russell, Ensign Butler and Owen, 207 rank and file of 28th Regiment 51 rank and file of 51st regiment.

January 20.......

Death of convict, marine explorer Jorgen Jorgensen

January 31......

Arrival of the vessel John Barry with produce, 165 horses and a beautiful Tiger from Java

February 23......

Arrival of Richard Ryther Street Bowker in Port Phillip on immigrant ship Georgiana.

March.......

Sir Roger Therry appointed NSW Attorney- General

March 2......

Search the 1841 Census Index at State Records of NSW

Census taken throughout the Colony

Text not availablePenny cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge By Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

 

 

March 16.......

Bushrangers Edward Davis Robert Chitty, James Everett, John Shea, John Marshall, Richard Glanville - 'The Jew Boy Gang' executed in Sydney

The Jew boy Gang

April 5......

Michael Bradley executed for murder at Newcastle

April 6.......

Arrival of steamer Rose  from London

April 6.......

Arrival in Hobart from the Antarctic the Erebus and Terror

Read about the Erebus and Terror at Cool Antarctica

 

May 3.......

New Zealand proclaimed a colony independent of New South Wales

May 13.......

Arrival in Adelaide of Sir George Grey

May.......

The first photograph taken in Sydney.

May 24.......

Sydney first lit with gas

June.......

 

Prisoners removed from the old gaol in George Street Sydney to Darlinghurst

History of Darlinghurst gaol

 

July 8.......

Edward John Eyre reached Albany on King George Sound, Western Australia.

August 12.......

 First Post Office opened in Melbourne

October.......

The Shamrock, the first of the iron steamers built for the Hunter River Steam Co arrived from England.

November.......

Severe drought in New England district

November 8.......

Death of first NSW Chief Justice Sir Francis Forbes

November 21.......

Arrival of ship Hero of Malown, Capt. Jackson. A. A. Company colliers on board

December.......

New Military Barracks at Newcastle almost completed

Select here to read a Description of the barracks

 

December 3.......

Mr. Cosgrove robbed by bushrangers near Muswellbrook

December 11.......

Hunter River Gazette published in Maitland NSW

December 23.......

Arrival of the Emerald Isle from Plymouth with 150 emigrants. Some Australian Agricultural Company servants

December 23.......

1000 acres - Ebenezer Estate near Lake Macquarie advertised for sale.

Select here to read a description of the property