- 1804 in Australia
1803 in Australia,
other events of 1804,
1805 in Australiaand the Timeline of Australian history.
March 4- Castle Hill convict rebellionalso known as the Battle of Vinegar Hill: 200 convicts, mostly Irish, rebelled. 51 convicts were punished and nine hanged.
September 30- a government brewerywas opned at Parramatta as a means of controlling the consumption of spirits.
Matthew Flindersrecommends that the newly discovered country, New Holland, be renamed " Australia" (from the Latin "australis" meaning "of the south").
Exploration and Settlement
February 15- Lieutenant-Governor David Collins established camp at Sullivan's Cove, Tasmania.
March 24- the settlement at the Hunter River, also known as the Coal River, was officially named Newcastle
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