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Colonial Events 1815


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- First free settlers to Van Diemen's Land

- Bungaree appointed chief of Broken Bay Aboriginal tribe by Governor Macquarie

January 4

Convict Ship Francis and Eliza, Captain Harrison, from London to Port Jackson taken on 4th January by the American Warrior privateer. She was plundered and given up and arrived at Teneriffe prior to 12th January.


January 9

Death of Baron Augustus H. Alt, Surveyor General N.S.W.(1731 - 1815)


January 18

School for Aboriginal children established at Parramatta


January 21

Road westwards across the Blue Mountains completed under the superintendence of Lieut. William Cox (1764 - 1837)
In July Thomas Hobby, Richard Lewis, John Tye, Thomas Gorman, William Dye, Samuel Freeman, Samuel Eyres, James Kelly, William Martin, Matthew Mucklow and Mrs. Green, widow of the late Thomas Green were rewarded with a donation of cattle for their services in constructing the road across the Blue Mountains


January 28

Arrival of convict ship Marquis of Wellington, Captain George Betham.


April

Journey of Elizabeth and Lachlan Macquarie across the Blue Mountains to Bathurst on the newly completed road


April

Thomas Lawson acting surgeon in place of William Evans at Newcastle


April 26

Arrival of convict transport Indefatigable with 198 male prisoners


May

Site for settlement of Bathurst selected


May 29

First steam engine used in Australia by John Dixon (Dickson)


June

Joseph Lycett apprehended in Sydney for forgery


June 18

Defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo


June 18

Arrival of convict ship Northampton


July

Bridal party returning from Newcastle to Maitland foundered in the river. Several people drowned including John Tucker junior's bride, Catherine Flynn Read an account from the Sydney Gazette


August 5

Arrival of convict ship Canada, Master John Grigg.


August 8

Convict ship Francis and Eliza arrived after being captured by American ship Warrior on the voyage out


August

Arrival of Wesleyan minister Reverend Samuel Leigh per Hebe.


September 7

Arrival of the Convict ship Baring


October

Private medical practice commenced in Sydney by Dr. William Bland


October

Sealing ship Betsey wrecked in Tasman Sea


October 18

John Croaker sentenced to 7 years transportation for embezzling £3000 in Exchequer Bills from banker John Sackett with whom he resided


November 10

Death of Judge Advocate of N.S.W. Ellis Bent


November 11

Death of Scottish Martyr Maurice Margarot in London 1745 - 1815



December 9

Government Notice issued - Permission from authorities needed to land at Newcastle Excerpt from the Sydney Gazette



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