1821 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1821 in Australia.


  • 1800s
  • 1810s
  • 1820s
  • 1830s
  • 1840s
See also:



Governors of the Australian colonies:


  • 3 February - Sir Thomas Brisbane is commissioned as Governor to succeed Macquarie. He replaces Macquarie on 1 December of the same year.
  • February - John Bigge finishes gathering evidence on all aspects of the colonial government, including finances, the church, the judiciary, and the convict system. He then sails back to England.
  • 1 May - The Australian Magazine, Australia's first periodical, begins publication.
  • The Female Factory, for women convicts, is separated from the Parramatta Gaol. Many women are selected as brides or for domestic service.[1]
  • Parramatta Marist High School, Australia's first private school, founded by John Joseph Therry.[1]
  • Wool export in Australia - 75,400 pounds.

Exploration and settlement

  • March – Port Macquarie, a penal settlement, was established for convicts that had committed secondary crimes in New South Wales.[1]


  1. Cameron, Angus, ed. (1985). "Part One: Facts and Figures: An Australian Historical Chronology". The Australian Almanac: 800 Pages Crammed with Australian and World Facts: Politics, the Arts, Geography, History and Much More. North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson. pp. 7–8. ISBN 0-207-15108-3.
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