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IN THIS YEAR – 1835

The year of Melinda’s Marriage to Basil Kendall.

at the Second Scots Church , Sydney. Rev John McGarvie officiating.

  • A one year old boy by the name of William Charles Windeyer arrived in Sydney with his family from England.  He was to become one of the first graduates of Sydney University and in the 1890s he would become Chancellor.
    http://www.usyd.edu.au/senate/history/Windeyer.shtmlIn 1835 the British Government decided that it was necessary to build a Government House in Sydney and construction began in 1837, around about the time Melinda and Basil moved to the Illawarra where Basil  is said to have taken up farming on a property known as Kirmington at Ulladulla. This was Kendall family land. Government House was built between 1837-1845, a period spanning the births of Melinda and Basil’s first 4 children – Basil E , Henry, Jane, and Mary Josephine ( Joey) .
  • Trials were being held of Aboriginal Men and sentences often involved transportation as in the case of Lego’me and Little Dick.

R. v. Lego’me

             Supreme Court of New South Wales

Forbes C.J., 12 February 1835

Source: Sydney Herald, 16 February 1835

 

Thursday. – Before His Honor the Chief Justice.Lego’me, an aboriginal native, stood indicted for a highway robbery, and putting in bodily fear Patrick Sheridan, at Brisbane Water, on the 18th January last.

  •  In this year the second ever execution of an Australian Aboriginal was carried out – the crime being rape.

Execution, 27 February 1835

Source: Australian, 6 March 1835

On Friday morning last Mickey Mickey, the aboriginal native, who was convicted and sentenced for a rape upon the female servant of Mr. Lynch, at Brisbane Water, underwent the sentence of the law at the gaol in Sydney.  This is only the second instance of the execution of an aboriginal native,

  • Elizabeth Bay House is one of the few open for public access Sydney estates of historical and cultural significance. Built between 1835 and 1839 for then Colonial Secretary of NSW and prominent naturalist Alexander Macleay and his family.

 

Charles Fisher Shepherd examined.  I am superintendent of the establishment of Mr. J. Catteral, at Long Flats, Menaroo Plains; I remember the night of the 14th December; I recollect the night on which the bushrangers paid a visit to the establishment; I was lying asleep in my tent, which for the benefit of the cool air, it being very warm weather, I had erected a short distance from the hut where I usually slept; read on at http://www.law.mq.edu.au/scnsw/cases1835-36/html/r_v_ball_and_pearson__1835.htm

  • An Inter-colonial emigration scheme was in place between Launceston- Sydney . Check GenSeek. for other inter-colonial migrations of 1835.
  • THE DARLINGHURST COURTHOUSE WAS BUILT and is still in use today.
  • CAMDEN HOUSE WAS BUILT FOR JOHN AND ELIZABETH MACARTHUR
  • IN CASTLEREAGH ST-SOUTH, along from where Melinda had spent her girlhood in the household of the Rev Richard Hill , a neat and compact 2 storied dwelling was for sale. With an entrance from Campbell Street. It had a cellar and servants’ rooms  and a well of the best water. It was suitable for investment or for the residence of a genteel family. (Commercial Journal. august3 1835)
  • LAMPARD WAS OPERATING HIS COLONIAL GUNSMITH SHOPS.

    Lambard, John Samuel

            Brickfield Hill, George Street, Sydney       NSW.         1834

           West King Street, Sydney                         NSW.         1835-1837

           Sussex Street, Sydney                               NSW.         1838

           2 King Street West, Sydney                      NSW.         1835

           Upper George Street, Sydney                   NSW.         1833

  • FRESH WATER FROM WHAT IS NOW THE AIPORT :

     

     

     

     

 

When the First Fleet settlers arrived, the airport site was

 

marshland, traversed by the Cooks River. As settlement

developed, a series of ponds on the eastern edge of the

site were used to supply the city of Sydney with

freshwater until 1835. Remains of both the original

pumping station and the Engine Pond still exist

In 1835, an aboriginal girl was born in Tasmania. In 2008 the BANGARRA dance company tell her story at SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE.

Young Mary was born on Flinders Island, Tasmania in 1835 to the Chief of the Lowreenne tribe, Towgerer, and his wife Wongerneep. As a young girl, Mary captured the hearts of Governor Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin and was adopted into their household at Government House in Hobart. Mary was renamed Mathinna. Somewhat a charitable project, Mathinna was raised with the Governor’s daughter Eleanor and was described as a ‘very nice, intelligent child’.

 

  • a 3 bedroomed cottage was built in Sydney. This cottage later became the home of the Anglican Bishops of Sydney. Since 1910 Bishopscourt has been the home of the Archbishop of Sydney and his family.BISHOPSCOURT. 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

3 weeks after Melinda married Basil Thomas Shepherd passed on. He was Prop of Darling Point Nursery and the preceding year has given a series of lectures. He encouraged the cultivation of Sydney and there is a stone tablet to his memory at the Scots Church.

Friendship. Wood, two-mast schooner, 89 tons. Built at Pilton, Devon, UK, 1824; reg. Sydney 8/1835. Lbd 58 x 19 x 10.3 ft. Captain John Harrison. On a voyage from Sydney to Tahiti, called at Norfolk island to land stores; wrecked ashore when her recently laid mooring chains parted in a gale, 17 July 1835. All saved. [LI],[LN],[AS1]
A schooner of this name was reported lost in Twofold Bay, 1835, but no official record of the wreck has been traced.

The HUNDRED OF SYDNEY included nine parishes – more than any of the other thirteen HUNDREDS WHICH formed the County of Cumberland.

  • HALLEY’S COMET
  • RICHARD HIPKISS AND OTHERS FORMED THE PATRIOTIC ASSOCIATION .

 

 

      

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUSSEX STREET PT II

SOME RESIDENTS AND GLIMPSES OF

SUSSEX STREET WHERE

BASIL AND MELINDA

ARE SAID TO HAVE MET IN

JULY-AUGUST 1835

Mr Barker of Sussex Street in the early 1830s.

Mary Mahoney of Duchess of Northumberland is sent as house servant to

the Barkers in 1835

(Thomas Surfleets mail was

sent c/- this address)

JOHN VERGE : Verge’s activities as a farmer seem not to

have been spectacularly successful at first, though

he had built up a considerable practice as architect

and builder; on 24 July 1831 because of the

paucity of skilled architects, he was invited by

Governor Darling, unavailingly, to tender for

government contracts. Verge had bought land

on the site of 346 Sussex Street in February 1831

and he built his house there immediately afterwards.

JOHN STRUTH ( STROOTH) – 1836 –

FORMERLY WITH BARKER AS

JOURNEYMAN ENGINEER –

OPENS HIS OWN WORKSHOP

IN SUSSEX STREET NEAR MR BARKERS

1839 – KING AND SUSSEX

STRUTH MOVES TO LARGER PREMISES –

STRUTHS WHARF

AUGUST3 1835

JAMES STEWART SAILMAKER

NO 12 SUSSEX STREET

MARKET WHARF, SYDNEY

Ex-convict

1835 JOHN STEWART – SHOEMAKER

1835 ARTHUR, J – MARINER SUSSEX STREET

1835 STEEL,ROBERT – SUSSEX STREET

1835 STURROCK,GEORGE – PUMP AND BLOCKMAKER

1835 HYND opposite no 13

1835 – convict girl named ANN sought pardon from an address “No. 13 opposite Mr Hynds’s”

1835 – Mary Wheeler from Duchess of Northumberland engaged to Mr Cunningham as servant

1835 – Margaret Lagremore from Duchess of Northumberland to her brother – Mr WALKER – SUSSEX STREET

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HARRISON, Jane. Convict assigned to : 1837 With Master Handley Jabez, Publican of the Horse and Jockey Inn, Sussex Street, Sydney

HUTCHINS ( HITCHINGS, HITCHINS) HANNAH LIVED with HENRY SAMUELS who worked as a CARTER. ( LYNNES Family )

NICHOLS FAMILY Charles and Margaret Nichols’ first child, Susannah, was born on 11 April 1829 at Fig Tree Point, Middle Harbour, near Sydney. At Sussex Street, not far from Kellick’s Wharf, two sons were born, John in 1831 and Charles in 1833. *( NOTE THE importance of wharves in Sussex Street. Could also factor in with the sailing aspect of the KENDALLS ) Ann was born in June 1835 at Middle Harbour and baptised on 14 February 1836. Charles applied to buy land at Fig Tree Point in 1836 but was unsuccessful. The family returned to Sussex Street where Joseph was born. He was baptised on 13 May 1838.

1840S – MILLWRIGHT JOHN SMITH MOVES FROM GEORGE STREET TO SUSSEX STREET
1841 – WILLIAM ORR OF SUSSEX STREET SELLING ENGINES
1842 – GEORGE RUSSELL OPENS AN ENGINE WORKS IN SUSSEX STREET

1846 – RUSSELL BROS ENGINEERING AND BOILERMAKING WORKS

Francis Hanrahan , obviously a man of some vision, commenced a commission agent’s business in Sussex Street, Sydney in 1846.

1847 – MR HENRY HOUGH ( BORN LOCALLY ) IS PRODUCING FLOUR IN SUSSEX STREET

1859 –By 1859 the family was living at 337 Sussex Street, which Charles KINSELA owned freehold.