1804 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1804 in Australia.

1804
in
Australia

Decades:
  • 1780s
  • 1790s
  • 1800s
  • 1810s
  • 1820s
See also:

Incumbents

Governors

Governors of the Australian colonies:

Events

  • 4 March – The Castle Hill convict rebellion, also known as the Battle of Vinegar Hill, takes place: 200 convicts, mostly Irish, rebel. Fifty-one convicts are punished, and nine hanged.[1]
  • 3 May – An Aboriginal food hunting party is attacked by settlers and soldiers at Risdon Cove. Eyewitness estimates of the death toll from the massacre vary from three or four to fifty.[2]
  • 16 September – A government-owned brewery is opened at Parramatta as a means of controlling the consumption of spirits.[3]
  • 4 November – In a letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Matthew Flinders recommends that the newly discovered country, New Holland, be renamed "Australia" or "Terra Australis" (from the Latin "australis" meaning "of the south").[4]

Exploration and settlement

Births

Deaths

References

  1. Whitaker, Anne-Maree: Castle Hill convict rebellion 1804, Dictionary of Sydney.
  2. Darby, Andrew: Debate exposes 200-year-old massacre, The Age, 4 May 2004.
  3. Late in the eighteenth century, Australian Beers.
  4. Flinders' letter to Sir Joseph Banks 1804, National Library of Australia, 4 November 1804.
  5. Newman, Terry: Bowen Refuses to Bow Out, Parliamentary History Project (Parliament of Tasmania), December 2003.
  6. Settlement at Coal Harbour and Hunter’s River to be named Newcastle, Limits of Settlement and Governorship, &c., University of Newcastle, 24 September 1804.
  7. 1803–1850s, British outpost, Tasmanian Year Book 2005, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 21 November 2006.
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