Arrival in the Colony
(Dixon) was granted permission to proceed to New South Wales with the intention of establishing himself as a nurseryman and florist. He arrived on the Skelton
via Rio de Janiero and Hobart in 1823. 
He was granted 1600 acres on recommendations from Lord Bathurst and was to be allowed to select a suitable allotment of ground for his professional pursuits -
Sir Thomas Brisbane
I am directed by Lord Bathurst to acquaint you that he has granted permission to Mr. Andrew Dickson who has been strongly recommended to His Lordship to proceed to New South Wales with the intention of establishing himself as a nurseryman and florist and I am to desire that you will allow him to select a suitable allotment of ground for his professional pursuits as near the Town of Sydney as circumstances will admit in addition to the usual grant of land to be made to him as a settler.
I have the honor to be your most obedient and humble servant E. Wilmot
Arrival in the Hunter Region
Andrew Dickson first came to the Hunter Region in the sloop Elizabeth
in March 1823 with five convict servants and other free settlers Duncan and Peter Sinclair
and John Brown and their assigned servants.
Assigned Convict Servants
Convict servants assigned to Andrew Dickson who made the voyage on this day were
per John Barry,
per Grenada and
n per Martha.
to find other convicts who were assigned to Andrew Dickson.
 Hobart Town Gazette 28 December 1822
 Hobart Town Gazette 28 December 1822, Skelton to Van Diemen's Land.
 Colonial Secretary's Correspondence, Reel 6021; 4/1094 p.333