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January................Loss of crops and stock over the previous four months due to floods at Hawkesbury.
    


January................Muster (Census) taken.
    


February.............John Murray transferred from the Porpoise to the Lady Nelson.  



February..............Ticket of leave system introduced by Governor King      



February 21........Arrival of convict transport Anne from Cork. Hunter Valley Bushranger John Fitzgerald convict arrived on the Anne       



March  2............Flood at the Hawkesbury    



March.................Survey of coast near Western Port by Lieutenant James Grant.  More about Lieutenant James Grant, the Anna Josepha and Lady Nelson      



April 13.............Charles Grimes appointed Acting Surveyor General of N.S.W      



June 9...............Memorandum to Colonel Paterson and Lieutenant Grant from Governor King regarding information to be collected at Hunter River.... Select here to read about the silver snuff box presented to Governor King by Lieutenant Grant - National Museum of Australia.
      


June 12.............Arrival of convict transport Earl Cornwallis from England. James Tennent master.
    


June 14.............Lieutenant Grant and Dr. Harris disembarked at Coal Island (Nobbys) and raised the new Union on top of the island Memoirs of Hydrography     



June 15............Lady Nelson taken round Pirate Point to the small bay with fresh water named by Colonel Paterson Freshwater Bay      



June 17............James Grant and Colonel Paterson examine Ash Island      



June 19...........Colonel Paterson sights natives in the distance at Hunter River      



June 22............Francis Barralier and Mr. Grant sound the entrance to the Hunter river  




June 25.........Description of coal at Newcastle written by Lieutenant-Colonel Paterson to Governor King, 25 June 1801



June 29.........Colonel William Paterson, Mr. John Harris and Mr. Lewin take excursion of seven days using launch and small boat belonging to Mr. Harris    



June 30.........Exploration party proceed about 14 miles up Hunter river      



July 1..........Colonel Paterson's party arrive at Schank's Plains      



July 9..........Heavy showers at Hunter River.      



July.............Settlement established at Coal River (Newcastle) under Corporal John Wixtead



July 18.............Departure from Portsmouth of Matthew Flinders in the Investigator (formerly Zenophon). Under the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks, the Investigator was said to admirably fitted out and manned with specially selected men who were distinguished by a glazed hat decorated with a globe and the name of the ship in letters of gold. (Ipswich Journal 27 June 1801)    



August 17.............Female orphan School established in the former residence of Lieut. Kent, George St. Sydney. Formally opened on this day. Index to the Orphan School Records (State Records Authority of NSW)    



September 14........Duel between John Macarthur and Colonel Paterson      



September............Return to England on the Hunter, of John Macarthur      



October 4.............Departure of Earl Cornwallis, Capt. Tennent for Bengal     



November.............Departure from the Colony of Lieutenant James Grant. More about Lieutenant James Grant's return to England on the Anna Josepha      



December..............Blankets made at Parramatta gaol from locally produced wool.      



December 14..........Arrival of the convict ship Minorca - James Hardy Vaux and surgeon William Redfern convicts on board


 


December 14...........Arrival of the convict ship Canada. Master William Wilkinson.



December 14..........Arrival of convict ship Nile. Master James Sunter. Margaret Catchpole convict on board

Text not available Correspondence of Margaret Catchpole. Sporting Magazine    


 

 

 

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