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1793



- The Governor authorised to make land grants to military officers


January 1

Rev. Samuel Marsden appointed Chaplain of New South Wales (not yet arrived)


January 16

Arrival of the convict ship Bellona with female convicts and the first free settlers to the colony.


February

Grant of 100 acres to John Macarthur, the site of Elizabeth Farm House.


February

Opening of first official Church School in Sydney. Stephen Barnes Headmaster.


March 13

Spanish ships Descuvierta and Atrevida commanded by Don Alexandro Malaspina and Don Jose Bustamante anchored at Port Jackson


April 20

APRIL 20 - Arrival of the ship Daedalus, Lieut. Hanson with Maori flax dressers.


Jun 31

Thomas Arndell, assistant-surgeon granted permission to retire with allowance of £50 per annum and to become a settler.


July 15

Capt.-Lt. George Johnston of the marines appointed to the Command of a Company of New South Wales corps of Foot.


July 24

Colonial vessel Francis launched in Sydney


August 7

Arrival of the convict ship Boddingtons. Master Robert Chalmers. Naval Surgeon Richard Kent; Surgeon Augustus Jacob Beyer


August 25

First service held in Church built by Rev. Richard Johnson on corner of Hunter and Castlereagh St. Sydney.


September

Settlers' first sale of corn to government store.


September

Arrival of convict transport Sugar Cane. Master Thomas Musgrave. Surgeon David Wake Bell.


September

Grose River discovered by Lieut-Colonel William Paterson.





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