1799 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1799 in Australia.


  • 1780s
  • 1790s
  • 1800s
  • 1810s
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  • 7 January – Bass and Flinders complete their circumnavigation of Van Diemen’s Land in sloop Norfolk.
  • 11 February – The gaol in Sydney is burned by arsonists.
  • 3 March – Hawkesbury River floods, killing one.
  • 12 March – Isaac Nichols is accused of stealing stolen goods and sentenced to 14 years on Norfolk Island; his sentence is suspended by Governor Hunter on 1 April
  • 8 July – Matthew Flinders leaves Port Jackson to explore the East coast in sloop Norfolk; he surveys Moreton Bay between the 15th and 31st and charts Hervey Bay on 2 August. He returns to Sydney on 20 August.
  • 18 October – Five settlers are found guilty of killing aborigines in the Hawkesbury, they are later pardoned.
  • 5 November – Hunter is recalled and Philip Gidley King is named as his successor
  • 28 December – The gaol in Parramatta is lost to arson.




  • Barker, Anthony (1996). What Happened When. St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978-1-86373-986-3.
  • 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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