(Dorsetshires) stationed in Maitland between 1827 and 1832
Gold Ceres medal presented to Gregory Blaxland for the production from his vineyard -
Transactions of the Society Instituted at London for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce By Royal Society of
January Signal Flags
in Newcastle Harbour worn out. Vessels in danger entering the harbour
Detachments of the Buffs
depart for Calcutta on
ships Woodford and Speke
January 1 Captain Francis Allman
appointed Police Magistrate
Appointment of Duncan Forbes Mackay
to position of
Superintendent of Prisoners and public works at Newcastle
First Regatta on the Derwent River, Tasmania
Arrival in Sydney from Newcastle, the vessel Governor
Macquarie with a detachment of 3rd regt (Buffs) under Captain Foley
Appointment of John Mackaness as Sheriff of NSW
Arrival of convict ship Grenada
'With a view to the convenience of the inhabitants of the more remote districts, His Excellency the Governor is
pleased to direct that the Court of Requests shall be held in future at Campbelltown instead of Liverpool and at Wallis Plains, Hunter
River instead of Newcastle. '
Arrival of convict ship Brothers
. Master Charles Motley
Arrival of the convict ship Albion
Captain Ralph Select
Arrival of the convict ship Midas
, Captain Baigarie
12 natives killed by assigned servants of Mr. Cory at
Thomas Stanley found guilty of the murder of a native boy 'Tommy' at Port Stephens
March Edward Charles Close
retired from the Bench of
Magistrates Hunter's River
Resignation of Captain Francis Allman
Magistrate at Newcastle
Appointment of Samuel Wright
to the position of Police
Magistrate at Newcastle.
Newcastle wharf completed by Alexander Busby under the direction of his father
Australian Museum founded in Sydney
Refusal by Chief Justice
to certify legislation to impose tax of 4d a copy intended to stifle criticism in newspapers
Appointment of James Busby
as collector of Internal
Revenue and Member of Land board
Appointment of John Thomas Campbell as Acting collector of customs N.S.W
Arrival of the vessel Elizabeth
Collins. A.A. Company employee Simon Kemp
, wife, son
and 3 daughters; and Rev. Charles Pleydel Neale
and family came passengers
Regatta held in Sydney Harbour
Departure of explorer Allan Cunningham
from Segenhoe Station
in the Hunter Valley. After leaving Segenhoe the party reached
the formidable Liverpool Ranges where they were forced to carry their baggage to the crest as the packhorses were unable to manage the
load. (Wood, Allan., Dawn in the Valley, p218)
Heavy rain at Newcastle
Grand Jury Presentment - Call for Quarter Sessions to be held in Wallis Plains instead of Newcastle.
Appointment of John Dalhunty as Principal Superintendent of Police N. S. W.
May Lieutenant Nathaniel
charged and later acquitted for the murder of an Aboriginal man in custody.
May Allan Cunningham
explored north of the Hunter river,
crossing the Gwydir, Macintyre and Dumaresq rivers
May 17 Rev. Frederick
nominated to the chaplaincy at Newcastle
Distribution of blankets and clothing to 150 natives at Newcastle in honour of the King's birthday
Arrival of the convict ship Mariner
Appointment of William Lithgow to position of Private Secretary to the Governor
June 7 Captain Patrick Logan
set out on an
expedition from Moreton Bay
June 8 Severe gales and heavy rain at
Governor Darling and Archdeacon Scott visit northern settlements (not Newcastle)
Captain James Stirling arrived at Raffles Bay with convict labour and supplies to establish settlement in Northern
David Roberts appointed constable at Reid's Mistake.June....... Convict barracks at Newcastle in dilapidated state with
rain pouring through the roof
Departure of Captain Henry Gillman
wife and family for London on the ship Australia
Discovery of coal at Lake Macquarie
First Specimens of coal discovered at Lake Macquarie sent to Sydney per Lord
Arrival of convict transport Countess of Harcourt
Death of surgeon D'arcy Wentworth at Homebush
Arrival of the Convict ship Guildford
Arrival of the convict ship Marquis
, Capt. Drake. Alexander Macduff
arrived as a passenger on the Marquis of Hastings.
Alexander Macduff Baxter appointed Attorney General of N.S.W.
Arrival of the convict ship Princess
Captain Stephenson, Surgeon Dr. Cameron.
Arrival of the Convict ship Manlius
. Capt. W. Johnstone. Surgeon Dr. Conway
lying wrecked on a beach near Newcastle after foundering
at sea on 7th Sept.
The wreck of the Charlotte sloop, beyond Reid's Mistake, on her passage from Newcastle to Sydney has plunged the family of Mr. E. Lamb,
of Underwood's Buildings George St. Sydney in to deep affliction. Mr. L's second son Robert, a fine youth about fifteen years of
age, who lived at Hunter River, was subpoenaed as a witness in an action before the Supreme Court and had taken his passage in the
Charlotte. The little bark encountered a tremendous gale shortly after leaving port, in which she upset and was drifted on shore. Every
soul consisting of four person is supposed to have perished.
Appointment of Henry Grattan Douglass to position of Commissioner of Courts of Requests
Ambrose Hallen appointed Assistant surveyor to Government of N.S.W.
Arrival of convict ship Cambridge
with 198 male prisoners.
Arrival of convict ship Harmony
Arrival of convict ship Prince
with male prisoners. Passengers included Deputy Surveyor-General Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
Work commenced on 'Busby's Bore'
Robert Wardell is tried for seditious libel for referring to Gov. Darling in the Australian as 'ignorant and
Absconder Michael Reilley shot dead near Newcastle. Read the Coroner's Inquest
39th Regiment leave Newcastle for Sydney. Replaced by detachment of Royal Veterans
Convicts in Newcastle moved from the old barracks
A very great nuisance, which has long existed here, I am happy to inform you has upon the representation of the Grand Jury of the last
Sessions, and the complaint of several private individuals to the Authorities at head quarters, been promptly remedied, we mean that of
allowing prisoners to the number of 13 or 14, to sleep out of barracks in the settlement. The reason was, on account of the very incommodious
state of the old barracks, which would not admit of above 60 or 70 to sleep in. According to instructions however, received about a week
ago, from Government, a new barrack, one of the Buildings on the settlement, has been constructed with considerable neatness and
despatch, under the direction of Mr. Mackie, Superintendent of works adjoining the lumber yard, where the whole of the prisoners will be
- Sydney Gazette 28 September 1827
seized at Newcastle.
The light little cutter the Amelia, was seized at Newcastle on Monday week, having arrived there from Sydney that day with a full cargo,
consisting of spirituous liquors and various other articles. She had neither port clearance, permits, nor any document whatever, except a
memorandum from the Master Attendant at Sydney, stating that she was bound to Newcastle for a cargo of coals on account of Government.
Pilot boat crew-man died while attempting to rescue the cutter Lord Liverpool at Newcastle
Vessel Australian Lad wrecked at Newcastle. Crew perished
October 6 Captain James Thomas
appointed Magistrate N.S.W.
Arrival of the vessel Waterloo
, Capt. Thomas
Carter. Australian Agricultural Company employees Henry & William
and Master John Croasdill came passengers. Steerage 10 men, 6 women, 10 boys and 4 girls.
Arrival of the convict ship Champion
Captain Henry Lock. Surgeon. Francis Logan
Lieutenant-colonel Morisset appointed Principal Superintendent of N.S.W. Police.
Detachment of 39th regiment from the guard of the Champion
marched through George Street to their quarters in the Military
Barrack preceded by the regimental bugles, fifes and drums.
Departure of the 3rd regt., (Buffs) for India. Dinner at Government house for Colonel
Stewart and the Officers of the Buss previous to departure.
Arrival of the Marquis of Anglesea
with 284 French merino sheep and 10 Welsh ponies imported for Australian Agricultural Company
. Passengers J Graham, G. Graham, William
Hervey, Thomas Ebsworth, George Oliver 14 in steerage including William & Eliz. Street; Joseph Gorton and James Fletcher
Arrival of the convict ship Eliza
Master Daniel Leary. Surgeon George Shaw Rutherford
Arrival of ship Frederick
, Capt. William
Leggs. A. A. Company accountant William Barton and clerk J. E. Ebsworth passengers
Arrival of the convict ship John
Arrival of the convict ship Louisa
December John Donohoe (Bold Jack Donohoe)
began robbing carts
on the Sydney Windsor road
Australian Subscription Library opened in Sydney
Piracy - Brig Phoebe, belonging to Alexander Berry and Edward Wollstonecraft, seized by 15 convicts while at
anchor at Crookhaven on south coast of NSW
News reached Sydney that Captain Dillon of the Research had found evidence of the expedition of La Perouse.....By the schooner Herald, arrived yesterday afternoon, from New Zealand, we have been favoured with the following extract of a letter,
received from Captain Dillon, of the H. E. Indian Company's ship Research I take this opportunity of informing you of my safe arrival
here, on the 5th instant, from the Solomon Islands, where I have been successful in procuring some of the alter and mess plate belonging to
the expedition under the command of Count DE LA PEYROUSE. I have also procured the ship's bell, a brass mortar, five brass guns, several
copper kitchen utensils, the greater part of which are marked with the arms of France ; namely, three fleur-de-lis. I have got the rudder
irons," the brass shieves of the frigate's topmast, and many" other things too tedious to mention. - The Monitor 6 December