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Colonial Events

1824


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Stagecoach service extended :

A Stage coach, with four horses, has recently commenced running daily between Sydney and Parramatta, leaving Sydney in the morning and returning in the evening; while a handsome two horse spring caravan, fitted up for passengers, leaves Parramatta in the morning and returns in the evening. These conveyances were paying so well, that a second caravan was preparing to run between Sydney and Parramatta daily; a third between Parramatta and Liverpool, and a stage coach between Parramatta and Windsor; so that now travellers may proceed by daily stages to all the well settled parts of the Colony. - The Morning Chronicle 21 June 1824


January 15

Convict ship Castle Forbes arrived in N.S.W. Convict Patrick Riley became the leader of bushranging gang Jacob's Irish Brigade in 1825


February

Hunter Valley settlers William Bradridge, Joseph Brooks Weller and the Sparke family arrive in Hobart on board the Aguilar.


February 11

St. James' Church, Sydney consecrated by Samuel Marsden.


February 24

Arrival of Engineer John Busby on the Triton with wife and son James Busby. Also on board the Triton William Kelman.


March 5

48th Regiment embarked for Madras


March 5

Arrival of convict ship Guildford Passengers James Glennie and Sir Francis Forbes, first Chief Justice of N.S.W.


March 7

Death of the wife of Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld at Raiatea


April 5

Arrival in Sydney on board the Hibernia of first Colonial Treasurer William Balcombe and Attorney General Saxe Bannister


May 7

Arrival of the convict ship Brothers. Master Charles Motley. Surgeon Superintendent James Hall R.N


May 10

Supreme court of Van Diemen's Land opened


May 17

Charter of Justice promulgated by Chief Justice of Supreme court of NSW


June

Australian Agricultural Company formed in London to develop pastoral activities in NSW


June 16

Former Judge of the Supreme Court Barron Field arrived off the Isle of Wight in the Competitor. Came by Cape Horn calling at St. Salvadore for supplies. The Competitor's cargo included colonial timber, seal skins, elephant oil, and 280 bales of wool


July

Foundation of Scots Church Sydney


July 1

Death of Lachlan Macquarie

At the instance of D'Arcy Wentworth, the principal surgeon, and John Piper, the naval officer, Gov. Macquarie had been presented with a gold cup of the value of one hundred and fifty guineas subscribed by the colonists. He sailed from the colony in February 1822 and two years after his arrival in London he died at Duke Street, St. James, on the 1st July 1824. He was buried in a mausoleum on the island of Mull. (HRA Series 1, Vol. VIII, p. xviii) Macquarie's Mausoleum


July 12

Arrival in Sydney of convict ship Countess of Harcourt


July 15

Arrival of convict ship Prince Regent, Captain Alexander Wales.


July

Governor Brisbane instigates system for the sale of Crown land


August

Martial law declared in Bathurst district after attacks by Aborigines


August

Bee Hives to Sydney 1824 in the Convict Ship Phoenix


August 18

Rev. Thomas Reddall appointed Director General of Government Public Schools NSW


August 20

Arrival of convict ship Almorah. Captain George Hay Boyd. Surgeon Morgan Price


August 20

Arrival of London Missionary Society deputation - Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennett


August 25

Legislative council of NSW meets for the first time.


August

John Stephen appointed Solicitor General, Commissioner of the court of Requests.


September

Temporary Penal settlement at Moreton Bay (Redcliffe) selected by John Oxley and a detachment of 40th Regiment under Lieut Henry Miller.


September 26

Fort Dundas, Melville Island settlement founded by Captain James Bremer


September 28

Currency Act passed by First Legislative Council of NSW


October 2

Thomas Hobbes Scott first Church of England Archdeacon of NSW


October

Introduction of Trial by jury for civil proceedings at Quarter Sessions


October

Freedom of the Press recognised


October 3

Hamilton Hume and William Hovell leave to find overland route to Port Philip


October 14

The Australian newspaper (editors William Charles Wentworth and Dr. R. Wardell) established in Sydney


October 27

Arrival of Convict ship Mangles. John Coghill master; Surgeon John Crockett


October 27

40th Regiment to relieve 3rd Regiment


November

First Civil Jury empanelled


November 17

Discovery of Hume (Murray) river by Hume and Hovell


November 19

Arrival of convict ship Minerva in N.S.W.


December 20

Rev. M.D. Meares appointed Senior Assistant Chaplain N.S.W


December

Lord Liverpool established as trading vessel between Sydney and Newcastle


December

Arrival in Corio Bay, Port Phillip of Hume and Hovell


December

News of the death of Governor Macquarie reached Australia



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