3 January – The Melbourne newspaper The Herald is founded by George Cavenagh as The Port Phillip Herald.
May – British Government agrees to cease sending convicts to New South Wales, some 80,000 convicts had been sent since 1788. Convicts still sent to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip District colonies.
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