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A Chronology
Timeline through letters

1838
The Union Bank of Australia, a forerunner of the ANZ Bank, opens a branch in Melbourne.

1838

Robert Hoddle surveys Geelong; assistant surveyor is W. H. Smythe.
1838
The Port Phillip Gazette newspaper is published for the first time.
1839
Superintendent Charles La Trobe arrives in Melbourne, after spending six weeks en route in Sydney with the Governor, Sir George Gipps.
1839
Charles Joseph La Trobe fixes the site for the lighthouse at Point Gellibrand, (Williamstown).
1839
The first migrant ship direct from Britain, the David Clark, arrives in Melbourne.

1841

The Governor, Sir George Gipps, comes from Sydney to visit Melbourne and Geelong.
 
1845
Charles Joseph La Trobe sets out on his first attempt to reach Cape Otway to fix a site for a lighthouse.
1846
Charles Joseph La Trobe leaves Melbourne for Hobart Town to take up the temporary position of Administrator of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).

1848
James Goold is installed in St Francis’ Church as Melbourne’s first Catholic bishop; the church then carries the status of a cathedral for the next two decades.

1849
The town of Geelong is incorporated.

1852
A cache of 232 kilograms of gold is stolen by a gang at gunpoint from the Nelson anchored in Hobson’s Bay, off Williamstown.

1852
A gang of bushrangers carries out a daring hold-up of two gold buyers travelling along St Kilda Road.
1854
The Eureka Hotel is burnt down in Ballarat, following a mass protest of miners.

1854
The Age newspaper is published for the first time.

 

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Compiled by Helen Armstrong, presentation by John Botham
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