1831 in Australia

1831 in Australia

"See also:"
1830 in Australia,
other events of 1831,
1832 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.

Incumbents

Governors

Governors of the Australian colonies:
*Governor of New South Wales - Ralph Darling (to 23 October).
*Governor of New South Wales - Major-General Sir Richard Bourke (from 23 October).
*Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania - Colonel George Arthur
*Lieutenant-Governor of Western Australia as a Crown Colony - Captain James Stirling

Events

* March 4 - James Stirling commissioned as Lieutenant-Governor of Western Australia, rectifying the absence of a legal instrument providing the authority detailed in Stirling's Instructions of 30 December 1828.
* March 14 - The "Surprise", the first paddle steamer built in Australia, was launched in Sydney.
* April 18 - The Sydney daily newspaper and Australia's oldest newspaper "The Sydney Morning Herald" is first published.

Arts and literature

*Australia’s first novel, "Quintus Servinton: A Tale founded upon Incidents of Real Occurrence" was written and published in Tasmania . It was written by the convicted English forger Henry Savery and published anonymously.

ee also

*1831
*1830s


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