1793 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1793 in Australia.

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  • 16 January – Bellona arrives with Australia's first free settlers.
  • 22 January – The French d'Entrecasteaux expedition returns to Recherche Bay, Tasmania, to rewater and rest.
  • 12 February – John Macarthur is granted 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land at Parramatta.
  • 16 February – John Macarthur is appointed by Grose as inspector of public works.
  • 18 February – A school opens in an unfinished church building in Sydney; Isabella Rosson is the first teacher (the first school had been established in 1789).
  • 28 February – d'Entrecasteaux expedition leaves Tasmania towards the Friendly Islands, continuing search for La Pérouse.
  • 2 May – Mary Bryant is pardoned in England.
  • May – Bennelong and Yemmerrawanne become the first Aboriginal Australians to visit Britain when they land at Falmouth, Cornwall, with Arthur Phillip.
  • 15 September – Captain William Paterson leads a party of Scotsmen in the first attempt to cross the Blue Mountains. He is unsuccessful.
  • 25 September – Sydney's first church opens.
  • Macquarie Lighthouse, the first in Australia, is erected in Sydney.



  • Barker, Anthony (1996). What Happened When. St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86373-986-6.
  • National Library of Australia. "The World Upside Down: Australia 1788 – 1830". Archived from the original on 20 March 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2007.