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1 Jan 1810 - Macquarie became Governor of NSW

On this day Lachlan Macquarie was sworn in as the fifth Governor of New South Wales

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10 Jan 1958 - first Sydney Opera House lottery

On this day 10 January 1958 the first Opera House lottery was drawn

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10 Sep 1823 - escapee re-transported to NSW

On the 10th of September 1823 Susan Courtney was tried in England for returning from transportation

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11 May 1813 - Blue Mountains expedition

On 11 May 1813 Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Wentworth departed Sydney on an expedition to find a route over the Blue Mountains

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12 Dec 1885 - Lord Carrington appointed Governor of NSW

On 12 December 1885 Charles Robert Carrington, Lord Carington, began his tenure as Governor of New South Wales

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12 Feb 1793 - John Macarthur granted land at Parramatta

On this day 12 February 1793 John Macarthur was granted 100 acres of land at Parramatta by Acting Governor Francis Grose. Macarthur was the first man to clear and cultivate 50 acres

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14 Dec 1840 - Government Printer appointed

John Kitchen was appointed as the first government printer in the newly established Government Printing Office

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14 Jan 1812 - first public water mill

On 14 January 1812 Governor Macquarie opened the first public water mill in the Colony

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17 Dec 1915 - 'Waratah' recruitment march

On 17 December 1915 the "Waratah" recruitment march arrived in Sydney