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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. Select here to find out more about the voyage of the Bellona
            

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



National Archives of Australia Image no. : A1200, L73989  


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

Text not availableAn Account of the English Colony in New South Wales From Its First Settlement in January 1788, to August 1801. By David Collins  


April 20....... Arrival of the vessel Daedalus, Lieut. Hanson with Maori flax dressers.


June 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........Select HERE to find out more about the 'Francis'  


August 7.......   Arrival of the convict ship Boddingtons. Master Robert Chalmers. 


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


September...........Grose River discovered by Colonel William Paterson.

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....... An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales From Its First Settlement in January 1788, to August 1801. By David Collins  


 

 

 

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