Historical Records of the Illawarra Region of NSW, Australia

1770 - 1855

A Chronological Guide to Sources and Events

Michael Organ and A.P. Doyle

January 1995


Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Chronological Guide

1830

? Lieutenant Breton visits Illawarra.

Battle of Aborigines at Fairy Meadow as witnessed by Martin Lynch {Organ, 1991}

February 4 - Lieutenant Sleeman replaces Lieutenant Butler as Commandant and resident Magistrate at Illawarra.

5 - Board of Enquiry considers C. O'Brien's request for additional land grant {King 1980}

18 - James Hicks of Bulli application to Col Sec for land grant.

March 27 - Surveyor Hoddle instructed to survey/cut road from Bong Bong to Illawarra.

29 - Emma Broughton Smith born.

May 1 - William Brown, convict, deposition to Lt Sleeman re arrangement with J.S. Spearing.

2 - Mary Jane Florence baptised at Narra Warra by Reverend Kendall.

7 - Wollongong blanket issue return {Organ, 1993}

8 - Lt Sleeman to Col Sec re blankets {Organ, 1993}

27 - Father Therry marries Garrett Donnelly and Mary Ann Cullen of Illawarra.

June 18 - Robert Hoddle submits plan for Kiama to Bong Bong road.

July ? - Charlotte and Brisbane cutters wrecked in storm off the Five Islands early in July.

8 - Col Sec letter to J.S. Spearing.

9 - Surveyor Hoddle reports on progress of Bong Bong to Illawarra road party.

27 - Opening of new military barracks at Wollongong.

August 10 - Linnet arrives at Sydney from Illawarra with shingles; also William, Charlotte, and Sally with cedar; George to Wollongong with sundries {SG}

10 - Report on opening of new barracks at Wollongong {SG}

29 - Emma and Maria Smith baptised.

30 - Col Sec letter to Lt Sleeman re George Brown's request for a hotel license.

September 3 - Col Sec letter re Spearing and convicts.

5 - Col Sec to Surveyor General calling on survey of Wollongong township as soon as possible.

20 - Thomas Williamson and Elizabeth Weston married, her 2nd husband.

21 - Court of Claims report on James Robb case {SG}

28 - Petition from Illawarra residents to Gov. Darling.

October 6 - Frederick Jones granted 40 acres.

26 - Report of execution of Shoalhaven Aboriginal Broger at Campbelltown {SG}

30 - Col Sec letter advising issue of free license to George Brown upon completion of inn at Wollongong.

November 3 - Col Sec letter.

19 - Col Sec letter 30/191.

21 - George Brown receives license for The Ship Hotel at Illawarra Township.

December 20 - Allan Cunningham begins eighth visit to Illawarra.

25 - Allan Cunningham returns to Sydney.

30 - 39th Regiment at Illawarra - 1 officer, 6 rank and file {HRA}

1831

January - Surveyor Jacques working in Illawarra and at Kiama.

1 - John Cullen granted 300 acres at Jamberoo.

23 - John Rixon baptised.

February 5 - George Bates buried by Reverend Kendall.

March 11 - Sally, cutter, arrives at Sydney from Illawarra.

April 11 - Sally and Charlotte to Illawarra, sundries {SMH}

18 - Jane, from Illawarra, with cedar. Captain James Schoobert {SMH}

25 - Bee and Sally from Illawarra with cedar and sundries {SMH}

May 3 - Robert Hoddle instructed to survey between Bong Bong and Kiama.

9 - William from Illawarra with cedar and sundries {SMH}

16 - Jane and Bee from Illawarra with cedar and sundries {SMH}

23 - Experiment from Shoalhaven with cedar, flour, and sundries {SMH}

30 - Jane Caroline Kendall baptised by Reverend Kendall.

30 - Jane, Hope, Alice, Sally, and Bee from Illawarra with cedar, maize, ballast and sundries {SMH}

June - Robert Hoddle surveys between Bong Bong and Kiama.

11 - Col Sec letter re Spearing and convicts.

13 - Alice from Illawarra with cedar.

27 - Sally and Bee from Illawarra with sundries; Experiment to Shoalhaven.

July - Robert Hoddle surveys between Bong Bong and Kiama.

4 - Jane from Illawarra with sundries.

5 - Dr John Osborne to Col Sec re land at Illawarra, formerly J. Thompson's 640 acres {AONSW}

7 - Reward offered for return of schooner Fanny, stolen from Wollongong {SG}

14 - Report on the stolen vessel Fanny, recently built by Mr Cunningham at Illawarra {SG}

14 - Henry Hill Osborne, William Rutter Hindmarsh, Charlotte Alice Hindmarsh, and Catherine Ann Campbell baptised.

15 - Jane Osborne baptised.

16 - Surveyor Jacques to Surveyor General T.L.Mitchell re site for Church of England chapel at Wollongong.

July 17 - Robert Spinks, Mary Ann George, Mary and Matilda Prior, and George Wright baptised.

17 - First church service held at Wollongong barracks by Reverend Thomas Reddall.

18 - Fanny from Illawarra with sundries; Experiment to Shoalhaven.

18 - SMH: Letter from Illawarra settler re roads

25 - Sally, Bee, Alice and Jane from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

28 - Report on first church service at Wollongong {SG}

August 8 - Bee from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

15 - SMH: Letter from Illawarra settler re harbour

15 - Hope to Illawarra - picked up coal at Newcastle for Sydney.

15 - William Blyton and Elizabeth Smith married.

22 - Sally, Bee, Jane, and Fanny from Illawarra with cedar and sundries; Hope from Illawarra with Blue Gum.

29 - Sally, Fanny, Bee, and Brisbane from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

30 - Mitchell to Col Sec re road Sydney to Illawarra.

September ? - Thomas Aitken, convict, dies.

5 - Experiment from Shoalhaven; Fanny from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

19 - Fanny and Jane from Illawarra with cedar.

26 - Sally from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

October 3 - Experiment from Shoalhaven.

10 - Bee, Sally, and Mary Ann from Illawarra and Wollongong with cedar and sundries. William to Illawarra from Newcastle.

15 - Stanwell Park estate offered for sale {SG}

17 - Jane and Mary Ann from Illawarra with cedar and sundries; Experiment from Shoalhaven

24 - Bee, Sally, William, and Mary Ann from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

28 - Australian: Report on Cornelius O'Brien whaling establishment at Bulli.

October 31 - Jane, William, Bee, Sally, and Mary Ann from Illawarra with cedar and sundries; Experiment from Shoalhaven.

November 14 - Jane, Alice, Bee, Sally, and Mary Ann from Illawarra with cedar and sundries; Experiment from Shoalhaven.

21 - Alice, Jane, William, Bee, Sally, and Mary Ann from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

26 - George Thomas Reddall buried.

28 - Elizabeth Cunningham baptised.

28 - Alexander McLeay to Shoalhaven; William, Sally, and Bee from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

December 5 - Jane, Brisbane, and Mary Ann from Illawarra with cedar and sundries.

8 - Agricultural report {SG}

12 - Jane, William, Bee, Sally, Fanny, and Mary Ann from Illawarra and Wollongong with cedar and sundries.

30 - Illawarra garrison: 39th Regiment - 1 subaltern, 7 rank and file; Mounted Police - 1 corporal, 2 troopers.

31 - List of tenders for supply of Illawarra garrison {SG}

1832

? NSW Calendar & Post Office Directory, p.60, listing Illawarra residents plus description of district and roads. Item on Illawarra in Australian Almanac.

January - Tom Thumb Lagoon dries up.

12 - Michael Hindmarsh born at Kiama.

12 - Wollongong Summons's {AONSW}

14 - George Traynor buried by Thomas Reddall.

19 - Wollongong Summons's {AONSW}

24 - Surveyor Elliott directed by Surveyor General to make detailed survey of Wollongong.

25 - Petition to Governor Bourke re Appin to Wollongong road.

February 9 - Elizabeth Campbell born.

February 9 - Report on J.S. Spearing's flock of sheep etc. at Illawarra {SG}

March 17 F- irst horse race held at Wollongong {McCaffrey, p48}

17 - Report on Surveyor Hoddle's Kiama to Bong Bong road {SG}

24 - Report on Lt Sleeman's visit to Kiama {SG}

June 20 - Sydney Monitor: Report on Bong Bong to Wollongong road.

30 - John Dunmore Lang estate at Kembla Grange offered for sale {SMH}

30 - Monitor: Spring Hill Estate to be sold.

July - Reverend Thomas Kendall dies on voyage from Ulladulla to Sydney in cutter Brisbane, wrecked off Jervis Bay.

August 1 - Post Office established at Wollongong

7 - Report on Illawarra population {SG}

11 - Stanwell Park estate offered for sale; report on Sydney to Illawarra road {SG}

16 - Report on death of Reverend Kendall in wreck of Brisbane {SG}

31 - James Rixon born.

September 5 - Captain Francis Allman replaces Lieutenant Sleeman as Resident Magistrate at Illawarra {Blue Books}

5 - Captain Waldron purchases 500 acres at Spring Hill from George Tate.

8 - Letter from Illawarra Resident {SG}

15 - Surveyor Elliott instructed to measure land at Kiama.

20 - Further report on wreck of Brisbane and death of Rev. Kendall {SG}

27 - Ann from Illawarra to Sydney, en route to Newcastle. Built by Mr Cunningham at Five Islands.

October 10 - Reverend Thomas Hassall performs divine service at Wollongong.

11 - Report on Mr Reddall conducting services in Illawarra {SG}

19 - Joseph Harris Letter {IHS September 1987}

November 11 - Henry Bennett appointed Clerk to the Bench (Possibly Alexander Harris). Scourger employed {Blue Books}

12 - Spearing letter to Captain Allman.

22 - William Morris born.

24 - Notice on disposal of Wentworth stray cattle {SG}

December 1 - H.A.B. Bennett appointed Deputy Postmaster.

3 - Thomas Kendall born.

29 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

30 - Dennis Donovan born.

30 - Illawarra Mounted Police - 1 corporal, 3 troopers.

1833

Drought

List of Male Convicts Assigned to Illawarra during 1833 {AONSW}

Blue Books: Scourger employed at Wollongong.

January ? - Return of Convict Punishments {AONSW}

? - Authority given to rent C.T. Smith's barn at Wollongong for Church of England church and schoolhouse.

?  - James Rixon baptised.

5 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners {AONSW}

12 - Agricultural Report {SG}

12 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners {AONSW}

19 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners {AONSW}

23 - Surveyor Elliott instructed to survey all Illawarra roads.

26 - Wollongong Summons's.

26 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners {AONSW}

February - Return of Punishments available.

2 - Wollongong Summons's.

2 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners {AONSW}

February 9 - Wollongong Summons's.

9 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners {AONSW}

10 - Speculator, schooner, from Illawarra on the 8th.

10 - Wollongong Summons's.

16 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

24 - Wollongong Summons's.

24 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

March - Return of Convict Punishments available.

Michael Hindmarsh, Elizabeth Campbell, and Thomas Robert Kendall baptised by Thomas Hassall.

2 - Report on Surveyor Elliott in Illawarra {SG}

3 - Wollongong Summons's.

3 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

10 - Wollongong Summons's.

10 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

12 - Complaint about the catechist John Layton {SG}

21 - Report on deficiencies of local religious services {SG}

23 - Wollongong Summons's.

23 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

27 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

28 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

April - Return of Punishments available.

Reverend John Dunmore Lang in Illawarra.

1 - Wollongong Summons's.

1 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

3 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

April 4 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

6 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

8 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

8 - Wollongong Summons's.

8 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

13 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

15 - Wollongong Summons's.

15 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

17 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

17 - Father Therry celebrates first Catholic mass at the barracks, Wollongong.

20 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

May - Return of Punishments available.

1 - Wollongong Summons's.

1 - Wollongong Police Report on Prisoners.

1 - Cornelius O'Brien granted 300 acres at Bulli; David Johnston 700 acres; George Brown 800 acres; Henry Brooks 600 acres; John Paul 1400 acres at Jamberoo.

2 - Surveyor Elliot's plan of Wollongong transmitted to the Surveyor General.

7 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

13 - John Robinson and Martha Hore married.

20 - Surveyor Elliott transmits plan of Illawarra roads {ML A4.LD.R818}

22 - Two Aborigines killed at Minamurra after spearing a bullock {Organ, 1991}

23 - Report on Father Therry's visit to Illawarra and burning of frederick Jones' wheat {SG}

June - William McGuire and Dennis Donovan baptised.

1-30 - Paulsgrove Diary.

5 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

June 7 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

8 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

10 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

28 - Surveyor Elliott instructed to mark out 1 acre at Wollongong Harbour for shipbuilder John Cunningham.

July 1-31 - Paulsgrove Diary.

13 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

15 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

20 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

22 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

30 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

31 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

August 2 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

4-31 - Paulsgrove Diary.

8 - Gibbons granted 1000 acres at Stanwell Park.

8 - SMH: Report on death of Five Island Aborigine at Sydney.

14 - James Pearce appointed Poundkeeper.

14 - Michael Ryan appointed to take Census of district.

27 - James Rixon and Elizabeth Hore married.

30 - Prince George leaves Sydney for Wollongong, to pick up Governor Bourke if needed. Forced back due to bad weather.

September 1-30 - Paulsgrove Diary.

2 - Census taken. Population 2648.

3 - Report on ruggedness of Sydney to Illawarra road {SG}

9 - Convicts of John Buckland complain re treatment.

16 - Petition to Governor Bourke re road to Illawarra.

23 - Thomas Hyatt and Louisa Caulfield married.

September 30 - Reverend Frederick Wilkinson appointed Church of England chaplain, replacing Mr Layton the catechist.

October 1-24 - Paulsgrove Diary.

4 - Mitchell letter to Col Sec re roads in Illawarra. 33/661.

16 - SMH: Reverend Wilkinson negotiates for better roads.

26 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

29 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

30 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

November - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

3 - Dr Alex Osborne begins excursion to Illawarra.

7 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

9 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

December ? - Ralph Shaw, convict, dies.

Floods in Illawarra.

31 - Mounted Police - 1 corporal, 3 troopers.

1834

? - Names of Illawarra Aborigines compiled {Organ, 1991}

Blue Books: Scourger employed at Wollongong.

January - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

1-26 - Paulsgrove Diary.

1 - George Budd, convict, dies.

3 - Flood.

4 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

7 - Convict servants Mary Maloney and Sarah McGregor arrive at Waldron's Spring Hill farm.

10 - Henry Osborne letter to Governor Bourke and Captain Allman re public embarrassment in front of a convict. Col Sec 34/731.

January 14 - Captain Waldron incident - assaulted by two female convicts.

14 - Agricultural report {SG}

15 - Maloney and McGregor brought to Wollongong Bench of Magistrates.

18 - Governor Bourke letter to Captain Allman calling for explanation of Osborne incident.

21 - Convict absent from church.

23 - SMH: Report on assault of Captain Waldron.

25 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

28 - Captain Waldron dies.

30 - Captain Waldron buried.

February - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts to Illawarra.

John Blighton baptised.

1-28 - Paulsgrove Diary.

1 - Captain Allman to Governor Bourke explaining incident with Henry Osborne.

22 - Captain Allman appears in Waldron court case at Sydney.

25 - Monitor: Report on Waldron murder trial.

26 - Governor Bourke dispatch and Grover letter re Captain Waldron death.

27 - SMH: Report on Illawarra and pardoning of women accused of murdering Captain Waldron.

28 - Monitor: Report on pardon of Maloney and McGregor.

March - Illawarra floods.

NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts.

1-31 - Paulsgrove Diary.

3 - Report on Illawarra {SG}

3 - SMH: Report on Waldron murder case; letter from Illawarra Settler.

4 - NSWGG: Captain Allman officially replaced by William Nairn Gray as Police Magistrate.

March 11 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

11 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

15 - Captain Allman leaves for Goulburn.

23 - Christopher Ledwidge baptised.

25 - Peter Wood, convict, absconds.

28 - Alick Osborne baptised.

30 - William Welsh, convict, dies.

31 - Daniel Sullivan, convict postman, drowns on road from Appin.

April - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

1-21 - Paulsgrove Diary.

1 - John Hurt and Mary Jackley married.

5 - Elizabeth Bourke baptised.

5 - Report on drowning of mailman Dan Sullivan {SG}

6 - Rebecca Monahan baptised.

7 - Blue Books: Captain Allman replaced by W.N. Gray.

10 - Report on road and mail in Illawarra {SG}

10 - Elizabeth Kiggs, convict, buried.

11 - Australian: Report on drowning of postman.

15 - HRA: Captain Allman replaced by W.N. Gray as resident magistrate.

18 - Prince George returns to Sydney due to bad weather on trip to Illawarra.

21 - Governor Bourke writes from Mr Gray's house at Wollongong - first visit to Illawarra.

May 1 - Governor Richard Bourke continues visit to Illawarra.

? Baron von Hugel visits Illawarra, accompanied by William Macarthur and George Macleay.

8 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

13 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

May 20 - NSWGG: Henry Osborne and Cornelius O'Brien appointed magistrates following dismissal of Captain Allman.

21 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

21 - Wollongong blanket issue return {Organ, 1991}

25 - Ann Jones baptised.

June - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

2 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

3 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

4 - Shoalhaven blanket issue return {Organ, 1991}

25 - Alexander Elliott applies for license for The Crown Hotel at Wollongong.

29 - John Francis Whithill baptised.

July - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

Letter from postmaster re private conveyance of letters.

1 - Martha John, convict, dies.

11 - Alexander Berry to Col Sec re list of Shoalhaven Aborigines {Organ, 1991}

15 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

21 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

27 - Baron von Hugel visits Illawarra a second time, accompanied by William Macarthur. In district until 1 August.

29 - Moses Brennan granted 300 acres at Jamberoo.

30 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

31 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

August - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

9 - Charles Chambers buried.

17 - Jane Ellen Wood baptised.

24 - Endeavour from Shoalhaven with cedar.

August 29 - Sarah, schooner, leaves Sydney for Wollongong with goods and passengers.

September 1 - Mary Ann Wills baptised.

3 - Henry Angel and Mary Ledwidge married.

11 - Submission from 32 Illawarra residents seeking a District Surgeon.

16 - NSWGG: Tenders called for building of new Courthouse, Lock-up and 3 cells at Wollongong.

20 - Catherine Grover dies at Wollongong. Buried.

23 - Col Sec to Bowman re Dr John Osborne as District Surgeon.

24 - Jemima Jenkins granted 2000 acres.

27 - Dr John Osborne appointed District Surgeon.

October - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

1 - Doctor John Osborne becomes District Surgeon.

4 - Alfred Elyard granted 600 acres at Avondale.

7 - Thomas Mitchell and Elizabeth How married.

11 - W.N. Gray letter complaining about the drunken behaviour of H.A.B. Bennett {Col Sec 34/7508}

16 - SMH: Letter re Wollongong.

20 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

24 - Surveyor General Mitchell letter re road to Wollongong.

26 - Francis Brankin, convict, dies.

28 - NSWGG: Tenders called for clearing of roads in Illawarra.

29 - W.N. Gray's second letter of complaint re H.A.B. Bennett {Col Sec 34/8203}

30 - T.L. Mitchell's "Plan for the Town of Wollongong".

November - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

1 - H.A.B. Bennett sacked; James O'Brien Croker appointed Deputy Postmaster, Clerk to the Bench, and Registrar of the Court of Requests.

November 4 - H.A.B. Bennett letter to Gray re dismissal, and apologizing for behaviour.

4 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

9 - W.N. Gray to Col Sec re affairs of H.A.B. Bennett.

11 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

14 - Australian: Report on contract for new courthouse and 2 road gangs to be formed.

14 - Heda Reidson baptised.

20 Report on Court of Petty Sessions at Wollongong {SG}

22 - Road tenders announced {McCaffrey, p185}

26 - NSWGG: Site of town of Wollongong fixed and described.

29 - Sarah, schooner, leaves Sydney for Wollongong with goods and passengers.

December - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

2 - NSWGG: Tenders called for conveyance of 3 wooden houses.

2 - Australian: Site of town now fixed and plans available.

3 - George Brown granted 100 acres.

4 - SMH: Report on mounted police chasing mail bandit.

6 - Surveyor H.F. White reports that he had marked out the streets of Wollongong.

11 - Report on laying out of Wollongong {SG}

14 - Report on Illawarra {SG}

16 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

31 - Mounted Police - 1 corporal, 2 privates.

1835

Blue Books: Scourger employed at Wollongong.

Croker sets up post office at Wollongong.

January - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

5 - List of floggings.

5 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

10 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

11 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

12 - Charles Frederick Smith baptised.

14 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

15 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

17 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

21 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

22 - The Colonist: Report on boat harbour to be formed at Wollongong.

24 - Joseph Harris letter {IHS September 1987}

27 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

30 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

31 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

31 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

February 2 - Meeting at Crown Inn, Wollongong, to discuss race meeting.

3 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

4 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

7 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

9 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

10 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

12 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

14 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

14 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

15 - Margaret Donovan and Elizabeth Keevors baptised.

February 16 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

23 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

23 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

March 1 - Blue Books: Surgeon Bartholomew O'Brien appointed to medical establishment at Illawarra.

2 Return - Bench of Magistrates.

6 Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

9 Return - Bench of Magistrates.

11 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

12 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

14 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

16 - Edward Green and Ann Mooney married.

17 - Race meeting held at Wollongong.

24 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

25 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

25 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with wheat, potatoes, and bark.

29 - Betsy George baptised.

31 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

April - W.N. Gray acknowledges receipt of 70 blankets to be given to local Aborigines {Organ, 1991}

1 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

4 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

6 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

7 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

8 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

13 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with wheat and cedar.

21 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

April 24 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

24 - John Otton baptised.

25 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

26 - Celia Sophia Hindmarsh baptised.

27 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with wheat and potatoes.

May ? - Local scourger orders too many rations, cost subsequently deducted from his pay.

1 - Lieutenant Henry Maxwell Otway of the 50th Regiment appointed to Illawarra road gangs.

3 - Elizabeth Walker baptised.

9 - Blue Books: Scourger and constable appointed at Wollongong.

12 - Report on road gang work {SG}

15 - Sarah, schooner, to Wollongong with 30 convicts.

16 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong.

16 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

17 - Sarah, schooner, to Wollongong with convicts.

20 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

23 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

24 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with sundries.

June - Surveyor Elliott reports on work on Illawarra roads.

3 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

6 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

8 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

9 - Australian: Work on breakwater at Wollongong to commence.

15 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

16 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

18 - The Colonist: Wild cattle in the brushes at Bulli.

June 19 - John Papworth and Lelina Parry married.

24 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

24 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

29 - Phoebe Brown baptised.

30 - Lt Otway letter to Col Sec re change of command.

July ? - Drowning of Mr Berry's horse.

7 - Conrad Martens, artist, arrives in Illawarra to sketch, visiting Wollongong, Dapto, Terrys Meadows and Lake Illawarra.

14 - Conrad Martens returns to Sydney.

15 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

15 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with wheat and corn.

22 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

24 - HRA: 76 2nd class convicts working on Illawarra road gangs.

24 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

August - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

7 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

8 - Robert Ruskin buried.

20 - SMH: Kiama residents complaining about losses due to Aborigines.

22 - Lt Otway letter asking for information on corporal punishment.

23 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

27 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

September 1 - Daniel Morrison buried.

7 - Letter - Bench of Magistrates.

8 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

14 - Venus, cutter, from Wollongong with cedar.

16 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

September 19 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with sundries.

20 - Edward George baptised.

28 - Venus, cutter, from Illawarra.

October 6 - Ticket of leave list {SG}

8 - NSWGG: list of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

9 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with sundries.

10 - Patrick McKinny, convict, dies.

10 - Daniel Morrison, convict, dies.

11 - Edward Bryant and Catherine Crawley married.

14 - Sarah, schooner, to Wollongong with convicts.

17 - Patrick Laydon, convict, dies.

21 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

21 - NSWGG: James O'Brien Crocker appointed deputy postmaster at Wollongong.

24 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

27 - Australian: James O'Brien Croker appointed postmaster.

November - NSWGG: list of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

6 - Australian: Report on Governor Bourke's imminent visit to Illawarra.

9 - Governor Bourke visits Illawarra. Anne Bourke writes letter from Wollongong.

9 - NSWGG: list of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

18 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with 5cwt hides, 5t bark, 20000 ft cedar.

NSWGG: Petition to Governor Bourke regarding recent visit to the district, plus Bourke's letter in reply.

20 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

24 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

25 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

November 27 - Australian: Governor Bourke receives address from Illawarra residents.

December ? - John Cherry, convict, dies at Shoalhaven.

3 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

4 - Helina Cowlan baptised.

4-5 - James Stares Spearing property (Paulsgrove) conveyed to Colonel John Thomas Leahy and renamed Mount Keera Estate.

5 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

5 - Sarah, schooner, from Wollongong with sundries.

6 - List of stolen horses.

8 - Return - Bench of Magistrates.

9 - NSWGG: Horses at Wollongong pound.

19 ? - Thomas, Marine of Sydney, buried.

20 - Charles Throsby Smith granted 300 acres at Wollongong.

21 - NSWGG: list of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

22 - SG: Ticket of leave list.

23 - NSWGG: list of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

23 - Phoebe Graham baptised.

24 - Thomas Hughes and Mary Barton married.

25 - Sarah, schooner, to Wollongong with sundries.

27 - George Tate killed at Haymarket, Sydney.

27 - Mary Ann Harragan baptised.

29 - Lt Otway letter to Col Sec asking for assigned servant.

30 - NSWGG: List of assignment of male convicts at Illawarra.

31 - 50th Regiment - 1 subaltern, 2 sergeants, 30 rank and file.

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