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1811 in Australia

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Decades:  1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s
See also:  Other events of 1811 Timeline of Australian history

Governors

Governors of the Australian colonies:

Contents

  • Governor of New South Wales- Lachlan Macquarie
  • Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania - unfilled until 1813
  • Events

  • 1 February - John Oxley is appointed Surveyor-General of New South Wales.
  • 2 December - Reverend Samuel Marsden sent the first commercial shipment of wool from New South Wales to England.
  • Exploration and settlement

  • 1 December - During a tour of Van Diemen's Land, Governor Macquarie gave directions for the layout of Hobart. There was a central square and seven streets named Macquarie, Liverpool, Argyle, Elizabeth, Murray, Harrington and Collins.
  • Births

  • 21 July - Robert Mackenzie, future Premier of Queensland from August 1867 to November 1868.
  • Deaths

  • 5 April - Thomas Reibey, husband of Mary Reibey, leaving her in control of large colonial business enterprises.
  • References

    1811 in Australia Wikipedia


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