Parramatta 1812. In an Aborigine language "the place where the eels lie down" Parramatta was the most fertile area near Sydney that the earliest colony could find to grow much needed vegetables.

Parramatta In an Aborigine language "the place where the eels lie down" Parramatta was the most fertile area near Sydney the earliest colony could find to grow much needed vegetables. I LOVE SHOPPING AT PARRAMATTA.

Original drawing of  of Dawes Battery at the Entrance of Sydney Cove ca 1818, by Joseph Lycett

'View of Dawe's Battery at the entrance to Sydney Cove', by Australian convict artist Joseph Lycett.

Sydney Barracks, New South Wales, 1817

Sydney Barracks and Military Windmill in Sydney.Painting by Edward Charles Close in

West side of Farm Cove with distant view of the Military Hospital, the smock-mill and Fort Phillip, Sydney, ca. 1818

West side of Farm Cove with distant view of the Military Hospital, the smock-mill and Fort Phillip, Sydney, ca.

In 1812, the Governor of Australia solved the colony’s currency crisis by importing 40,000 Spanish Silver Dollars. To stop the coins disappearing into traders’ pockets, he had them punched-out and re-stamped, making them useless outside Australia.  In the process, each dollar became two coins: the large donut-like outer ring, and the punched-out inner disc.  The circular inner was re-stamped with a crown, the year 1813, the issuing authority and the value of fifteen pence - the Colonial…

In 1812, the Governor of Australia solved the colony’s currency crisis by importing 40,000 Spanish Silver Dollars. To stop the coins disappearing into traders’ pockets, he had them punched-out and re-stamped, making them useless outside Australia. In the process, each dollar became two coins: the large donut-like outer ring, and the punched-out inner disc. The circular inner was re-stamped with a crown, the year 1813, the issuing authority and the value of fifteen pence - the Colonial…

Hawkesbury River near Wisemans Ferry by Conrad Martens, 1801-1818, Courtesy of National Library of Australia

Digital Collections - Pictures - Martens, Conrad, [River Hawkesbury, near Wiseman's Ferry, N.

Australia's oldest lighthouse-  Macquarie Lighthouse stands as a beacon to Sydney Harbour.  Built in 1818  designed by convict architect Francis Greenway.

Australia's oldest lighthouse- Macquarie Lighthouse stands as a beacon to Sydney Harbour. Built in 1818 designed by convict architect Francis Greenway.

A native camp near Cockle Bay, New South Wales 1813 P Saeger, after John Eyre (engraving) State Library of NS W

A native camp near Cockle Bay, New South Wales 1813 P Saeger, after John Eyre (engraving) State Library of NS W


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