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January.........Arrival of Nicholas Baudin at D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Van Diemen's Land.   Memoirs of Hydrography.  



January........Arrival of the Fly with convict George Bridges Bellasis who had been convicted of dueling in Bombay and sentenced to 14 years transportation. First emancipist to be appointed to an important position in the colony. Australian Dictionary of Biography.



February............Attempt to cross the Blue Mountains by George Caley    



February............Arrival in Port Phillip of Lieutenant Murray in the Lady Nelson    





April 8................Matthew Flinders' first meeting with Nicholas Baudin of Le Geographe at Encounter Bay..... A voyage to terra Australis; undertaken in the years 1801-1803, Volume 1 By Matthew Flinders   



April 9.................Matthew Flinders re discoveries made by Captain Baudin and Monsieur Peron's claim for his nation.     



April 26...............Arrival of Mathew Flinders at Port Phillip



May..............Rations reduced in Sydney    



June 2...........Death of Thomas Fyshe Palmer.   The fate of Thomas Fyshe Palmer in 'The Monthly anthology, and Boston review' By Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Anthology Society (Boston, Mass.),    

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June 13...........Arrival of Convict transport Coromandel with male prisoners on board. Surgeon Charles Throsby.
 



June 20...........Arrival in Port Jackson of Nicolas Baudin on the French ship Le Geographe    



June 26...........Arrival of Hercules 1 from Ireland with male and female prisoners.



July 7...............Arrival of the convict ship Atlas (1) from Cork Master: Richard Brooks. Surgeon Elphinstone Walker.



July 29............Appointment of Robert Fitzgerald as Inspector and Director of all Agricultural Settlements belonging to the Crown  



August 4.........Arrival of the convict ship Perseus with 112 male convicts.




September 30.......Michael Rowland appointed Superintendent of convicts    



October 18...... Appointment of Charles Throsby as Medical Officer at Castle Hill and Magistrate of the Territory      



October 30...... Arrival of the convict ship Atlas (2) Convicts by the Atlas (2) included Bligh supporter Roger Farrell, limeburner Anthony Dwyer, and notorious Newcastle runaways Patrick Ducey and Thomas Desmond.



November 28..........Appointment of Captain William Kent, R.N., as Magistrate of the Territory    

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November.............Departure from Parramatta of Francis Barrallier in an attempt to cross the Blue Mountains.



..............................Oversupply of goods in the colony after the arrival of ships with speculative cargoes  


 

 

 

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