- 1817 in Australia
1816 in Australia,
other events of 1817,
1818 in Australiaand the Timeline of Australian history.
March 7- Bible Society of New South Wales is formed.
April 8- Australia's first bank, the Bank of New South Walesis established.
October 7- First Methodist Church in Australia opens in Castlereagh, New South Wales.
October 10- Bushranger Michael Howeis caught, but escapes after killing his captors.
December 21- Lachlan Macquarierecommends the adoption of the name Australia for the continent instead of New Holland.
December 22- The King expedition of 1817, to explore and make a rough survey of the northern and north-west coasts of Australia, departs Sydney.
Exploration and Settlement
July 8- James Bonwick
August 25- Edmund Blacket
December 7- William Bligh
last = Barker
first = Anthony
title =What Happened When
publisher = Allen & Unwin
date = 1996
location = St Leonards
isbn = 1-86373-986
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