1841 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1841 in Australia.


  • 1820s
  • 1830s
  • 1840s
  • 1850s
  • 1860s
See also:



Governors of the Australian colonies:


Exploration and settlement

Science and technology

Arts and literature

  • The first Australian book for children was published in Sydney, A mother's offering to her children, by a 'lady long resident in New South Wales'. Although published anonymously, the author is Charlotte Barton.[3]



  • 20 January - Jorgen Jorgensen, Danish-born adventurer (b. 1780)
  • 8 November - Francis Forbes, politician (b. 1784)


  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. 11–12. ISBN 0-207-15108-3.
  2. Munday, Rosemary, ed. (1991). "How Australia Began: Significant Dates in Australian History". The Bulletin Australian Almanac & Book of Facts 1992. Sydney: Australian Consolidated Press. p. 3. ISSN 1038-054X.
  3. Barton, Charlotte (1841), A mother's offering to her children, Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney Library, Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service, retrieved 23 February 2013
  4. Guiler, Eric. "Roberts, Mary Grant (1841–1921)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
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