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1792 Estimated white population 3,120.......

Planting of citrus trees along Parramatta began

February 14

Lieutenant-General Francis Grose was a British soldier who commanded the New South Wales. He arrived in Australia on the Pitt in 1792 Corps
Arrival of the Pitt with Lieutenant Governor Grose and the company of the NSW Corps.

March 2 Death, at the marine-barracks, Stonehouse, Plymouth, of Lieut. James Maxwell, for the last nine years senior first lieutenant of his Majesty's marine forces. He had twice circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, and assisted in forming the settlement established at Botany Bay

April 23

Arrival of D'Entrecasteaux at Storm Bay on La Recherche and L'Esperance


A pilot appointed at South Head



Old tank stream colonial australia illustrated engravings
The first tank was cut in the rock bed of the Tank Stream

May 12 Reduction in rations

June 20 Arrival of the Atlantic from Calcutta with supplies

July Departure from Gravesend of the Bellona with free settlers - Edward Powell aged 30 - farmer and fisherman from Lancaster; Thomas Rose aged 40, farmer from Blandford and his family; Joseph Webb, farmer; Thomas Webb, gardener; Frederick Meredith, baker; James Thorpe, millwright, Walter Brodie, blacksmith

October 7

Prisoners of the Royal Admiral taken directly from the ship to Parramatta without being disembarked at Sydney beforehand - Cumberland Argus 25 October 1899
Arrival of the convict ship Royal Admiral,
Captain Essex Henry Bond

October 16

Preparation of a Return of Land in Cultivation at the Different Settlements

List of Settlers


November 1

Arrival of Brigantine Philadelphia in Sydney with a speculative cargo

Cargo included 569 barrels of American cured beef, 27 barrels pitch and tar as well as wine, rum, gin, tobacco. Master of the Philadelphia Thomas Patrickson



New Hospital completed

November 17

Captain Daniel Woodriff
Arrival of the convict ship Kitty, Master George Ramsay.

Naval agent Lieut. Daniel Woodriff. 29 convicts on board.

December 10

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Return of Governor Phillip and the remainder of the NSW  Marine Corp to England on the Atlantic;

Major Commandant Francis Grose appointed administrator

December The first lease was granted for land within the town


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