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Macquarie takes his responsibilities as Governor. In January, William Bligh returns to Sydney, then departs again in May.
Seven Police Districts are named. A new government barge is launched, called Elizabeth. 249 couples are married under Macquarie’s proclamation. A foundation stone for Sydney Hospital is laid. Macquarie visits Van Diemen’s Land, Port Stephens and Newcastle. He sends George Evans to explore Jervis Bay and the Illawarra. Streets are laid out in Parramatta.
A Public Fair is held in Parramatta – the first by public authority. Macquarie travels the colony and visits the Nepean River, Emu Island, Hawkesbury River, Wilberforce, Eastern Creek, Rooty Hill. In Liverpool he opens a new store and granary. Macquarie sees off the expedition by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth to find a way over the Blue Mountains. There is great progress in the roads and buildings of the colony. The harvest produces plenty of of [sic] grain, subsistence for double the population.
Macquarie and his party, including Elizabeth, found Bathurst. A Supreme Court is convened in NSW.
By 1810 – 11, 500 convicts. From 1812 to 1817 – 3978 males and 681 females. In 30 years – 15, 794 convicts transported to NSW. Francis Greenway arrives in NSW, a convict and a civil architect.
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