HISTORY

TIMELINE: 1821-1899

 

 

 

 

 

1821

John Laurio Platt receives a 2000 acre grant on the lower Hunter River near Newcastle

Governor Macquarie makes his second tour of Newcastle; meets Bungaree at Wallis Plains

1823

November: Governor Brisbane inspects the Newcastle settlement

1824

September: LMS Deputation (Reverend Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet) inspect the Hunter River

1826

January 5: Sydney Gazette publishes two `Australian Aboriginal Song[s]', by Threlkeld, being the first publication of an attempt to capture the Awabakal language in writing

1827

publication of Threlkeld's Specimens of a Dialect of the Aborigines of New South Wales

1829

Threlkeld dismissed from the LMS

1836

publication of Threlkeld's An Australian Spelling Book

1839

members of the United States Exploring Expedition visit Threlkeld's Ebenezer mission

1841

Threlkeld returns to Sydney and takes up the pastorate of the South Head Congregational Church (Watson's Bay, NSW), concluding 15 years of missionary work at Lake Macquarie

1850

publication of Threlkeld's A Key to the Structure of the Aboriginal Language

1857

death of King Bully of Newcastle

1859

death of Reverend Threlkeld

1873

death of Old Ned White

1892

publication of Dr. John Fraser's An Australian Language

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