22 Feb 1792 - first land grant recorded (James Ruse)
On this day 22 February 1792 the first land grant is recorded as being granted to James Ruse.
Ruse arrived on the First Fleet on the Scarborough with a seven year sentence nearly expired. He was the first ex-convict to seek a grant of land and he successfully farmed the 30 acres at Parramatta before relocating to the Hawkesbury.
Source: NRS 898 [9/2731 p.2], Fiche 3267.
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