1794 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1794 in Australia.


  • 1780s
  • 1790s
  • 1800s
  • 1810s
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  • 6 February – Captain John Hunter (former commander of HMS Sirius is appointed as Phillip's replacement as governor. However, he is in England at the time and will not arrive until September 1795.
  • 1 April – John Macarthur receives a further grant of 100 acres (0.40 km2) at Parramatta.
  • 18 May – Yemmerrawanne dies in England.
  • 20 August – A third attempt to cross the Blue Mountains is made, this time led by Henry Hacking; they return on 27th – unsuccessful.
  • 17 December – Grose leaves New South Wales for England. His positions as acting governor and commander of the New South Wales Corps are both filled by William Paterson.
  • The first road between Sydney and Paramatta is cleared



  • 9 June – Possible death of Robert Ross (records are unclear).


  • Barker, Anthony (1996). What Happened When. St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86373-986-6.
  • National Library of Australia. "The World Upside Down: Australia 1788 – 1830". Archived from the original on 20 March 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2007.
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