1817 in Australia


1817 in Australia

"See also:"
1816 in Australia,
other events of 1817,
1818 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.

Incumbents

Governors

Governors of the Australian colonies:
*Governor of New South Wales- Lachlan Macquarie
*Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land - Major Thomas Davey

Events

*March 7 - Bible Society of New South Wales is formed.
* April 8 - Australia's first bank, the Bank of New South Wales is established.
*October 7 - First Methodist Church in Australia opens in Castlereagh, New South Wales.
* October 10 - Bushranger Michael Howe is caught, but escapes after killing his captors.
* December 21 - Lachlan Macquarie recommends 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

Births

*July 8 - James Bonwick
*August 25 - Edmund Blacket

Deaths

*December 7 - William Bligh

References

*cite book
last = Barker
first = Anthony
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =What Happened When
publisher = Allen & Unwin
date = 1996
location = St Leonards
isbn = 1-86373-986

ee also

*1817
*1810s


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