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NEWTOWN PROJECT

NEWTOWN PROJECT

Created by Volunteers working in the Archives of the City of Sydney.

Includes SANDS and other historical threads connected to the Newtown Area. It includes the Newtown Jubilee Books and rates assessment notices. The Sands Directory.

1863 – Hy Kendall is listed in the Sands in Wellington Street, Newtown in the Knights Building in Wellington Street.

1858-59 – Kendall, Mrs., Hordon-street, Newtown ?

1863 – Kendall, Hy., Knight’s Build., Wellingtn.-st. ?

1864 -Kendall, H., Wellington-street, Kingston

1865- Kendall, Henry, clerk, Silver-st., Marrickville ?

1867 – Kendall, Henry, Enmore rd. ?

1868 – Kendall, Henry, Enmore rd. ?

 

 

 

Zion (Primitive Methodist) Chapel, Newtown rd.

 

HANRANS AND HANRAHANS

HANRANS AND HANRAHANS

Inc mention of Sussex Street and Kent Street.

To New South Wales

The Norfolk sailed from Van Diemen’s Land on 18 September 1835 bound for Sydney, docking there ten days later when the Sydney Herald of 1 October recorded the ship’s arrival in its ‘Shipping Intelligence’—

From Hobart Town, on Mon last, having sailed thence 19th ult, barque “Norfolk”, Cpt Gatenby, with sundries. Passengers—Maj Phelps, 4th Regt, [et al], 31 Rank and File of 28th Regt, 1 of 50th Regt and 1 of 4th Regt.

The Sydney Gazette included a similar article on 6 October 1835 informing its readers that the ship had been also ‘carrying male prisoners & govt stores’.

Shelley, William (1774 – 1815)

Shelley, William (1774 – 1815)

SHELLEY LED A COLOURFUL LIFE WHICH INCLUDED A BRUSH WITH PIRATICAL NATIVES WHILST PEARLING. BY 1815 HE IS AT PARRAMATTA :

Shelley conducted Congregational services in his house and commenced work among the Aboriginals. He attempted to learn the language, took some children into his own family and addressed Governor Macquarie on ‘the practicability of civilizing’ them. He was invited to draw up plans and in December was appointed superintendent and principal instructor of the Native Institution at Parramatta, the first of its kind in the colony. However, after establishing the school, he died on 6 July 1815.

IN THIS YEAR:1815

  • MELINDA MCNALLY BORN IN PITT TOWN :

OCTOBER 16th 1815


Patrick Leslie (1815-1881), pastoralist, pioneer and parliamentarian, was born at Warthill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, second son of William and Jane Leslie. He was educated in Scotland and arrived at Sydney in 1835. After learning about flock management and colonial agriculture from the Macarthurs at Camden he managed ‘Collaroi’, a property near Cassilis NSW, owned by his uncle W.S. Davidson. When his brothers Walter and George arrived at Sydney he decided to look for land at the limits of settlement to the north. In 1840 he travelled north toward the Clarence River, and along with one convict, he explored the Darling Downs region, previously discovered by Allan Cunningham. Leslie settled on a property, ‘Canning Downs’, and his brothers followed with the flocks, making the Leslies the first European settlers on the Darling Downs.

  • 1815

Pacification and punishment: January 1815

Bathurst founded: May 1815

A steam engine in Sydney: May 1815

Bushrangers in Van Diemen’s Land: June 1815

‘Illicit commerce’ at Parramatta: July 1815

A Methodist circuit established: August 1815

Education and morality in New South Wales: October 1815