- The Governor authorised to make land grants to military officers
Rev. Samuel Marsden appointed Chaplain of New South Wales (not yet arrived)
Arrival of the convict ship Bellona
with female convicts and the first free settlers to the colony.
Grant of 100 acres to John Macarthur, the site of Elizabeth Farm House.
Opening of first official Church School in Sydney. Stephen Barnes Headmaster.
Spanish ships Descuvierta
commanded by Don Alexandro Malaspina and Don Jose Bustamante anchored at Port Jackson
- Arrival of the ship Daedalus
, Lieut. Hanson with Maori flax dressers.
, assistant-surgeon granted permission to retire with allowance of £50 per annum and to become a settler.
Capt.-Lt. George Johnston of the marines appointed to the Command of a Company of New South Wales corps of Foot.
Colonial vessel Francis launched in Sydney
Arrival of the convict ship Boddingtons
. Master Robert Chalmers. Naval Surgeon Richard Kent
; Surgeon Augustus Jacob Beyer
First service held in Church built by Rev. Richard Johnson on corner of Hunter and Castlereagh St. Sydney.
Settlers' first sale of corn to government store.
Arrival of convict transport Sugar Cane
. Master Thomas Musgrave. Surgeon David Wake Bell
Grose River discovered by Lieut-Colonel William Paterson