Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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New Zealand (1823) to Newham

1823 May 8-Aug 15

Journal of "Mermaid" on a voyage to New Zealand (Fiche 3273-74; SZ996)

1823 Jun 27

Rivalry between native groups (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.44-5)

1823 Jun 30

Re custom of eating dogs after mourning for friends (Fiche 3273; SZ996 p.47)

1823 Jul 2

Natives of reported lazy (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.50-1)

1823 Jul 3

Customs re greetings (Fiche 3273; SZ996 p.54)

1823 Jul 9

Re possibility of trade in manufactured flax from New Zealand (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.64-5)

1823 Jul 17

Kent, master of "Mermaid", greeted by friendly natives (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.75-6)

1823 Jul 20

Re contract with threatening group of natives (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.79-81)

1823 Jul 31

Re native chiefs in Bay of Islands and River Thames (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.89-96)

1823 Jul 31

Description of New Zealand natives by John Kent, master of "Mermaid". Their beliefs, customs, language, religion and lifestyle (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.105-16)

1823 Oct 21

Re voyage of "Elizabeth Henrietta" to (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.463)

1824 Apr 24

Re native woman and child picked up in New Zealand by "Samuel" (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.669)

1825 May 6

Bills incurred by Mr Kent for articles supplied to chiefs and used for barter in New Zealand (Reel 6063; 4/1784 pp.213-8)

NEW ZEALAND, Bay of Islands

1805 Apr 30

Pigs for chief (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.30)

1814 Nov 9

Natives not to be carried off from New Zealand or the Bay of Islands by masters of vessels, or seamen or other persons discharged at, without permission of chiefs, made in writing under hand of Revd Thomas Kendall, resident magistrate (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.327-9; Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.1-2; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.41-2)

1815 Sep 6

To Kendall re runaways at Bay of Islands (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.165-6)

1823 Jul 31

Hydrographic and physical description from "Mermaid" (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.89-93)

NEW ZEALAND, Missionaries to see KENDALL, Thomas; MARSDEN, Samuel (Revd); MISSIONARIES

NEW ZEALAND, River Thames

1823 Jul 31

Hydrographic and physical description from "Mermaid" (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.96-9)

NEW ZEALAND, Southern Coasts

1823 Jul 31

Hydrographic & physical description of Chalky Harbour, Foveaux Straits & Goulburn Island, Mason's Harbour, Port Williams, Pegasus River, Port Adventure & Port Oxley (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.100-5)

NEW ZEALAND, Wangaroa Harbour

1823 Jul 31

Hydrographic and physical description from "Mermaid" (Fiche 3273; SZ996 pp.93-6)


1811 Aug 15

Sailing shortly from Sydney to England (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.239)

"NEW ZEALANDER", Master of see ELDER, William

NEW ZEALANDER. Public House in Sydney

1817 Apr 19

Publican licensed to sell wine, spirits and beer in 1817 (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.341)

NEWBERRY, Catherine. Of Clarence Street

1823 Jun 30, Sep 30

On list of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 p.78)

1824 Apr 28

On list of individuals to whom bonded mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.8)

1824 c.Jul

On account of rents received for assigned convict tradesmen for the three quarters ending 30 Jun 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.173d)


1821 Sep 8

On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.72)

NEWBERRY, John. Per "Tottenham", 1818

1821 Feb 5,10

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.93)

1822 May 10,11

Re permission to marry in the Catholic Church at Sydney (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.263)

1824 Apr 28

Stonemason. On return of bonded mechanics (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.8)

1824 Jul 19

On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.83)

NEWBY, Mary. Per "Canada", 1817

1817 Aug 11

On list of prisoners embarked per "Elizabeth Henrietta" for Hobart (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.297)

NEWBY, Thomas. Per "Scarborough" (1)

1806 Oct 30

Sold 25 acres of land at Norfolk Island by James Chain (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.69)

1812 Feb 1,3; 1815 Aug 2

Re assignment of land in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3261; 4/433 pp.39-42, 81-2)


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.67)

1813 Sep 21,23

Was concerned in arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Geils for indebtedness (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.204, 209)

1814 Jun 25

Witnessed indenture in Hobart (Fiche 3261; 4/433 p.7)

1815 Mar 27, Aug 3

Witnessed legal documents in Hobart (Fiche 3261; 4/433 pp.18, 67)

1821 May 25

Indebted to the Government at Hobart (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.64b)

1822 Nov 7

On list of persons at Hobart committed for trial before a Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.163-4)

1823 Feb 7-Mar 5

To be transported for life. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 pp.81, 83)

"NEWCASTLE". Schooner

1821 Oct 26

Reduction of salaries of masters and mates recommended on account of small size of vessel (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.236-7)

1821 Dec 27

List of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie on (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.205)

1822 Feb 6

List of 20 convict runaways from Newcastle removed to Port Macquarie on (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.494)

1822 Feb 27

List of 20 convict runaways removed to Port Macquarie on (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.232)



Acting Engineer see BLOMFIELD, Thomas Valentine; KING, Edward


Bush Constable at see GAYNOR, Edward; MENSLOWE, John; PARKER


Chaplain at see MIDDLETON, George Augustus (Revd)


Chief Constable at see SMITH, John


Clerk to the Meter of Coals and Cedar see DIXON, Frederick


Commandant at see MENZIES, Charles A F N 1804; LAWSON, William 1806-9; PURCELL, John 1810-11; SKOTTOWE, Thomas 1811-14; THOMPSON, Thomas 1814-16; WALLIS, James 1816-17; MORISSET, James Thomas 1819-23; GILLMAN, Henry 1823-24; OWEN, Thomas H, Acting 1825; ALLMAN, Francis 1825-26


Keeper of Gaol at see CROFT, James


Magistrates see CLOSE, Edward Charles; SCOTT, Robert; WEBBER, James Philips


Mineral Surveyor see BUSBY, John


Overseer see BRANCH, William; BURTON, Henry


Overseer of Carpenters at see RILEY, Patrick


Overseer of Limeburners see DUNN, John; DWYER, Anthony


Overseer of Miners see GRANGER, Benjamin


Overseer of Stonemasons and Builders see CLOHESY, James


Pilot at see ECKFORD, William; WHITMORE, Robert


Police at see CALVERT, James; TRACEY, James; TURVEY, William


Prisoners transported to: Entries for lists of prisoners transported to Newcastle can be found under the names of the ships concerned: "ELIZABETH HENRIETTA"; "ENDEAVOUR"; "ESTRAMINA"; "GOVERNOR BLIGH"; "GOVERNOR HUNTER"; "KANGAROO"; "LADY NELSON"; "MARS"; "MARY"; "MERMAID"; "PRINCE LEOPOLD"; "PRINCESS CHARLOTTE"; "SALLY"; "SNAPPER"


Schoolteacher at see DELL, Samuel; WRENSFORD, Henry


Storekeeper at see INNES, William; TUCKER, John


Superintendent at see EVANS, John (Sergeant)


Superintendent of Cattle and Police Clerk see BARKER, Theophilus


Superintendent of Convicts see ELLIOTT, Isaac


Surgeon at see BROOKS, George; EVANS, William; FENTON, Abraham; HORNER, Richard; RAVENSCROFT, Henry



1801 Jul 3-1818 Jan 3

Orders and regulations re ships going there for coal; duties to be levied; signals (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.73-83)

1804 Sep 24

Settlement at Coal Harbour and Hunter's River to be named Newcastle (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.283)

1809 Jan 31-1825 Nov 30

Returns of Government stock at Newcastle (Reel 6032; 4/7029D pp.1-21, 27-243)

1810 Jan 30

Copy of letter from William Lawson giving a report for the settlement re stores, cargoes, rations, prisoners (Reel 6042; 9/2736 pp.44-6)

1810 Dec-1825 Oct

Monthly returns of punishments at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718)

1811 Sep 7

Exploration of cedar wood from (Reel 6043; 4/1726 pp.247-9)

1812 Jan-Mar

House belonging to Thomas Brady purchased by Government (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.290a-b)

1812 May 14

500 tons of coal from, to be shipped on "Mary" & "Clarkson" for despatch by G Blaxcell to the Indian market (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.111-2)

1812 Jun 6

General orders re collection of pilot dues on vessels trading between Sydney and Newcastle (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.227-8)

1813 Oct 25

Letter from Lieutenant Skottowe re shipments of coal and pine planks from the Settlement; visit of "Lady Nelson"; etc (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.251-3)

1814 Jan 22

Re conditions at (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.19-20)

1814 Apr 16

Report of Commandant T Thompson re escape of four prisoners, etc (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.372-4)

1814 Jul 22

To Thompson re instructions regarding convicts at Newcastle whose sentences expired (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.224)

1814 Nov 19, Dec 9

General Order forbidding passage to and from Newcastle without permission of Governor or Commandant at Newcastle (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.5-6, 164-5)

1817 Sep 27

Signals for guidance of ships entering Newcastle Harbour published (Reel 6046; 4/1738 p.301)

1817 Dec 24

Government works at Newcastle referred to in the copy of instructions issued to Major Druitt by Governor Lachlan Macquarie (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.231)

1818 Jul-1825 Jun

Returns of births, deaths and marriages (Reel 6025; 2/8303 pp.1-52)

1818 Dec 24

Tribute to Wallis as Commandant and list of his achievements and buildings (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.548-51)

1819 Feb 20, Jun 10

Mr R Jenkins paid from the Police Fund for iron for Government use at and for Macquarie Pier, Newcastle (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.8, 53)

1819 Dec 9

Tender of William Kermode for salt pork & beef from "Robert Quaile" recommended by Commissariat Department as salt provisions would soon be required in Newcastle (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.315-6)

1820 Jun

List of prisoners at Newcastle claiming expiration of sentence (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.76)

1820 Jun 12

Request for view of Newcastle similar to that received of Hobart (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.368-9)

1820 Sep 2-1822 Apr 20

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; for the public service (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.16)

1821 Jul

Corrected list of prisoners who state their original term of transportation to have expired (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.143)

1821 Oct 4

Re persons travelling overland to (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.405)

1822 Feb 14

List of prisoners transported from Van Diemen's Land to Newcastle (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.257)

1822 Feb 19

Proposed extension of settlements at; suggestion for immediate survey to be made of district (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.57-9)

1822 Mar 1

Copy of instructions for the survey of Newcastle & the Hunter River (Reel 6016; 4/5781 pp.198-202)

1822 May 7

Re regulations for trading (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.252)

1822 Sep 25

Depositions respecting death of unknown drowned man (Reel 6055; 4/1761 pp.216-8)

1823 Dec 16

Instructions for organisation and administration of settlement at (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.709-21)

1824 Feb-Nov

Monthly returns of convicts assigned in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham (Reel 6028; 2/8283 pp.76-90, 93-98)

1824 Mar 3

Permission no longer required to travel to (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.430)

1824 Sep 18; 1825 Sep 22

Circulars to magistrates at transmitting muster books & requesting that particular attention be paid to the insertion of the number of each pardon, certificate of freedom and ticket of leave (Reel 6013, 4/3512 p.395; Reel 6015, 4/3515 p.342)

1824 Sep 25

Return of persons on the Police establishment in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham (Reel 6068; 4/1811 p.156)

1824 Nov 6

Return of allotments of land leased to individuals in the town of Newcastle; with covering letter (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 pp.75-8)

1825 Apr 22

Return of persons on Police Establishment for the Counties of Northumberland and Durham who are entitled to salaries (Reel 6068; 4/1812 p.51)

1825 Oct 12

Government order re allotment of land in (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.447-8)

1825 Dec 14,18

List of persons recommended for appointment to the Police Establishment in Newcastle and the counties of Northumberland and Durham (Reel 6068; 4/1812 pp.137-9)

NEWCOMBE, Arthur. Per "Countess of Harcourt", 1822

1823 Feb 3

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.89)

1823 May 8

Servant of Lieutenant Close. Permitted to pass with stock from Windsor to Close's farm in the district of Hunter's River (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.268)

1823 Jun 16

Convict servant of Lieutenant Close. To be victualled from the Store at Newcastle for six months (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.520)

1824 Mar 6, Oct 4

On monthly returns of convicts assigned in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham; to Revd G A Middleton, and Joseph Pennington (Reel 6028; 2/8283 pp.79, 95)

1824 Apr, Jul

On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 pp.181, 188a)

NEWCOMBE, James. Per "Surrey", 1814

1814 Aug 18

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Surrey" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.256)

1818 Jun 9

On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per "Lady Nelson"; listed as Newcomb (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.275)

1818 Oct; 1821 Apr

On monthly returns of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 pp.69, 127)

1818 Oct 2

Runaway. On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per "Lady Nelson"; listed as Newcomb (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.93)

1819 Aug 31

On list of prisoners at Newcastle claiming expiration of sentence (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.235)

1820 Jun 15-Aug 5

To be transported to Newcastle for 14 years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.11)

1820 Jul 27

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Princess Charlotte" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.146)

1822 Apr 27

Runaway from Port Macquarie. Brought in at Newcastle (Reel 6067; 4/1808 p.89)

1822 May 21

In Sydney Gaol. To be embarked on "Seringapatam" for Hobart (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.316-8, 320). Reply, 22 May (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.126)

1822 May 21

Forwarded to Hobart on "Elizabeth Henrietta" instead of "Seringapatam" (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.320)

1822 May 21

On list of convict runaways from Port Macquarie embarked on board the "Seringapatam" for Hobart (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.322)

1822 Jul 31

Runaway from Port Macquarie. Embarked on "Elizabeth Henrietta" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.113-14)

1823 Mar 21

Runaway from Port Macquarie. On list of convicts embarked on the "Elizabeth Henrietta" for Hobart on 31 Jul 1822 (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.12)


1821 Sep 8

Employed on the roads. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.80)

NEWELL, Charles. Per "Mangles", 1824

1824 Oct 30

On list of convicts landed from the "Mangles" and forwarded to Bathurst for distribution (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.648)

NEWELL, James. Per "Sir William Bensley", 1817


Servant of John Wheatley of Liverpool; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1716.2 pp.212-3)

1825 Jun 18

Affidavit re loss of his ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1717.1 pp.3-4)

NEWELL, Mathew. Per "Hebe", 1820

1822 Oct 15

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.89)

1825 Apr 7

Convict in the service of Thomas Street of Sydney at the last two musters (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.59)

NEWENS, William (Per "Fortune", 1806) see NOON, William

NEWHAM, Elizabeth Sophia. Of Prospect

1825 Apr 4, May 4

Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6014, 4/3514 p.226; Reel 6063, 4/1786 p.7)

NEWHAM, Richard. Of Hawkesbury district

1816 Jan 16; 1818 Sep 10

On lists of persons to receive grants of land; in 1816 and 1818 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 pp.27, 46)

1816 Jun 22

On lists of persons to be issued with horned cattle from the Government Herds (Reel 6031, 4/7028A p.32; Reel 6038, SZ759 p.212)

1816 Jul 20

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819 (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.55)


Petition for mitigation of sentence on behalf of John Ferguson (Fiche 3184; 4/1854 p.87)

1819 Apr 30

On return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued from the Government Herds, to be paid for in cash or grain (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.253)


1823 Jan 7

Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.175)

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