- The Governor authorised to make land grants to military officers
- Rev. Samuel Marsden appointed Chaplain of New South Wales (not yet arrived)
- Arrival of the convict ship Bellona
with female convicts and the first free settlers to the colony.
- Grant of 100 acres to John Macarthur, the site of Elizabeth Farm House.
- Opening of first official Church School in Sydney. Stephen Barnes Headmaster.
- Spanish ships Descuvierta
commanded by Don Alexandro Malaspina and Don Jose Bustamante anchored at Port Jackson
- Arrival of the ship Daedalus
, Lieut. Hanson with Maori flax dressers.
- Thomas Arndell
, assistant-surgeon granted permission to retire with allowance of £50 per annum and to become a settler.
- Capt.-Lt. George Johnston of the marines appointed to the Command of a Company of New South Wales corps of Foot.
- Colonial vessel Francis launched in Sydney
- Arrival of the convict ship Boddingtons
. Master Robert Chalmers. Naval Surgeon Richard Kent
; Surgeon Augustus Jacob Beyer
- First service held in Church built by Rev. Richard Johnson on corner of Hunter and Castlereagh St. Sydney.
- Settlers' first sale of corn to government store.
- Arrival of convict transport Sugar Cane
. Master Thomas Musgrave. Surgeon David Wake Bell
- Grose River discovered by Lieut-Colonel William Paterson