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A Chronology
Timeline through letters

1838
John Pascoe Fawkner’s newspaper, The Melbourne Advertiser, is published for the first time, the initial nine issues being hand written.

1839

Charles Joseph La Trobe is appointed Superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales; he arrives in Melbourne from London nine months later.
1840
The Port Phillip Herald, forerunner of the Herald-Sun newspaper, is published for the first time.
1847
Charles Joseph La Trobe, while serving as Administrator of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), ascends Mt Wellington.
1848
Charles Perry, first Bishop of Melbourne, arrives in the newly proclaimed city and lives in La Trobe’s Upper Jolimont cottage for five years.
1852
William A'Beckett is appointed first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
1852
Redmond Barry is appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
1853
The Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library Victoria) is established.
1853
The University of Melbourne is established.

1854

The English, Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank, a forerunner of the ANZ Bank, opens a branch in Melbourne.
 

1854

The first Cobb and Co coach leaves Melbourne for Bendigo.
 
1856
The City of Melbourne is lit with gas.

 

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Compiled by Helen Armstrong, presentation by John Botham
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