1840 in Australia

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The following lists events that happened during 1840 in Australia.

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Incumbents

Governors

Governors of the Australian colonies:

George Gipps British colonial administrator

Major Sir George Gipps was Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia, for eight years, between 1838 and 1846. His governorship was during a period of great change for New South Wales and Australia, as well as for New Zealand, which was administered as part of New South Wales for much of this period. Settlers at the time were not happy with his move towards responsible government, although contemporaries at the Colonial Office found him to be an able administrator.

George Gawler Governor of South Australia (1838-1841)

Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler, KH, was the second Governor of South Australia: from 17 October 1838 until 15 May 1841.

John Franklin British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer

Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic. Franklin also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 1837 to 1843. He disappeared while on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage in the North American Arctic. The icebound ships were abandoned and the entire crew died of starvation, hypothermia, tuberculosis, lead poisoning, and scurvy.

Events

The Herald was a broadsheet newspaper published in Melbourne, Australia from 1840 to 1990.

Ngarrindjeri

The term Ngarrindjeri means belonging to men, and refers to a "tribal constellation". They are the traditional Aboriginal people of the lower Murray River, western Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Coorong of southern, central Australia. The Ngarrindjeri actually comprised several distinct if closely related tribal groups, including the Jarildekald, Tanganekald, Meintangk and Ramindjeri which began to form a unified cultural block after remnants of each separate community congregated at Point McLeay, now Raukkan.

Maria was a sailing ship wrecked in the Colony of South Australia during July 1840 somewhere near the current site of the town of Kingston SE, South Australia. 25 of the 26 survivors of the wreck were massacred by Aboriginal Australians on the Coorong.

Births

William Giblin Australian politician

William Robert Giblin was Premier of Tasmania (Australia) from 5 March 1878 until 20 December 1878 and from 1879 until 1884.

William Guilfoyle Australian landscape designer

William Robert Guilfoyle was a landscape gardener and botanist in Victoria, Australia, acknowledged as the architect of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and was responsible for the design of many parks and gardens in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Allan McLean (Australian politician) Australian politician

Allan McLean was an Australian politician who served as the 19th Premier of Victoria, in office from 1899 to 1900. He was later elected to federal parliament, where he served as a government minister under George Reid.

Deaths

Phoebe Jayson

Related Research Articles

The history of Australia from 1788–1850 covers the early colonial period of Australia's history, from the arrival in 1788 of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney, New South Wales, who established the penal colony, the scientific exploration of the continent and later, establishment of other Australian colonies.

Convicts in Australia

Between 1788 and 1868, about 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain to various penal colonies in Australia.

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The following lists events that happened during 1844 in Australia.

The following lists events that happened during 1845 in Australia.

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The following lists events that happened during 1848 in Australia.

The following lists events that happened during 1850 in Australia.

Supreme Court of New South Wales for the District of Port Phillip division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, exercising the jurisdiction of that court within the Port Phillip District (later Victoria)

The Supreme Court of New South Wales for the District of Port Phillip was an historical division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, exercising the jurisdiction of that court within the Port Phillip District of New South Wales. It consisted of a single Resident Judge. It existed from 1840 until 1852, when, following the separation of the Port Phillip District to form the Colony of Victoria, it was replaced by the Supreme Court of Victoria.

References

  1. Munday, Rosemary, ed. (1991). "How Australia Began: Significant Dates in Australian History". The Bulletin Australian Almanac & Book of Facts 1992. Sydney: Australian Consolidated Press. p. 3. ISSN   1038-054X.
  2. 1 2 Cameron, Angus, ed. (1985). "Part One: Facts and Figures: An Australian Historical Chronology". The Australian Almanac: 800 Pages Crammed with Australian and World Facts: Politics, the Arts, Geography, History and Much More. North Ryde, New South Wales: Angus & Robertson. p. 11. ISBN   0-207-15108-3.
  3. O'Halloran, Thomas (11 September 1840). "Late Shipwreck and Murders at Encounter Bay". Southern Australian . pp. 2–3. Retrieved 23 February 2013 via National Library of Australia.