Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Sydney, Rose Bay to Sydney Gazette (1816)

SYDNEY, Rose Bay

1810 Jun 6

Sale of salt pans at Rose Bay to G Blaxcell (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.17)

SYDNEY, St Andrews Church

1820 Apr 24

Plan of St Andrew's Church to be made (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.326-30)

SYDNEY, St James' Church

1820 Sep 24

J T Bigge recommending that the church in Hyde Park be finished as soon as possible (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.19)

1821 Aug 18

Sydney to be divided by King Street into two parishes, parish of St Philip's and parish of St James' (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.422-7)

1821 Dec 29

Not yet completed (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.17)

1822 Jan 15

Re permission to continue holding services for convicts in the unfinished St James Church (Fiche 3044; 4/1829 No.71B)

1822 Jan 15

Revd Samuel Marsden disapproving use of unfinished Church for divine service (Fiche 3044; 4/1829 No.71)

1822 Jan 17

Revd William Cowper asking instruction on the use of the unfinished St James Church for services (Fiche 3044; 4/1829 No.71C)

1822 Aug 20

Coppering of spire done by Nathaniel Ewer (Fiche 3045; 4/1829 No.112 p.1)

1823 Jun 17

Re erection of a house for chaplain (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.529)

1823 Dec 10

Committee appointed (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.201)


Extract of Committee's Minutes re improvements & books for Divine Worship (Reel 6059; 4/1774 pp.16-7)


Request for funding for an organ (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.21)


Returns of births, deaths and marriages (Reel 6024; 2/8294)

1824 Jan 24

Re completion of St James Church (Reel 6060; 4/1777 pp.126-126a)

1824 Feb 4

Consecration of (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.275)

1824 Mar 13

Purchase of organ for (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.499)

SYDNEY, St Mary's Chapel

1820 Jul 5,10

Re unavailability of site chosen by Committee of Catholics for Roman Catholic Chapel (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.395-9)

1821 Mar 26

Request that allotment be marked out as site for Roman Catholic chapel (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.329-32)

SYDNEY, St Phillip's Church see also COWPER, William (Revd); WADE, Richard

SYDNEY, St Phillip's Church

1802 Jul 23

Churches being built at Sydney and Parramatta to be named respectively St Philip and St John (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.577)

1811-1825 Sep

Returns of births, deaths and marriages (Reel 6024; 2/8293)

1811 Jan-1813 Mar

Returns of churchings of women (Reel 6024; 2/8293 pp.3, 6, 10, 20, 24, 29, 33, 36, 41)

1814 Apr

Account presented by D Reed for the erection of a font (Reel 6044; 4/1729 p.385)

1814 Aug 6

Stone font made by Daniel Reed; paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.515)

1815 Sep 23

As not capacious enough to accommodate Government mechanics, ticket of leave men & the ordinary congregation for morning service, ticket of leave men are to attend the evening service (Reel 6045, 4/1733 pp.51-2; Reel 6038, SZ759 p.139)

1818 Aug 15

Mr J Hankinson paid from the Police Fund for black cloth for (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.492)

1819 Jun 10

Payment from the Police Fund for ten musicians performing sacred music at (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.56)

1820 Apr 13

Request for order to pay bill for supply of candles (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.240-1)

1821 Aug 18

Sydney to be divided into parish of St Philip's and parish of St James' (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.422-7)

1822 Mar 7

Revd William Cowper asking for all glebe land to be fenced in (Fiche 3044; 4/1829 No.71D)

1823 Dec 10

Committee appointed (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.201)

SYDNEY, Scots Church

1823 Sep 17

Re erection of Presbyterian Church, Sydney (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.201)

1823 Oct 27

Provision of seating in (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.453-7)

1824 Aug 2

Re funds to complete Scots Church (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.236)


Re cost of building the church (Reel 6062; 4/1782 pp.19, 20, 28)

1825 Oct 15

Memorial from Committee of Management of Scotch Church for land for school house, teachers house and burial ground (Fiche 3154; 4/1844A No.722A pp.443-6)

SYDNEY, South Head

1820 Sep 24

J T Bigge recommending the erection of a Battery at South Head (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.19)

1820 Oct 2

J T Bigge recommending the erection of a semaphore at South Head (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.16)

SYDNEY, Streets see also ALCOCK, William Henry; CUMMINGS, John

SYDNEY, Streets

1803 Jul 13

Proposal from inhabitants of Chapel Rowe that a nightwatchman be appointed, and a watch house be built (Reel 6041; 4/1719 pp.172-3)

1809 Apr 20

Re bad state of portion of George St between the Hospital Wharf & Campbell & Co's storehouse owing to constant traffic of wagons from the stone quarries, repeatedly repaired by Campbell & Co (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.48b)

1810 Jul 5

New residence and offices for Judge Advocate built on former site in Macquarie Place (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.237-54)

1810 Aug 11

Regulations for improving streets of Sydney (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.81; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.121-2)

1810 Sep 17

Dennis Connelly paid for making a street in the town of Sydney (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.338-9)

1810 Oct 6,27

Names & descriptions of streets, squares and parks in Sydney (Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.97-103, 123-4; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.121-8)

1811 Jan 5

All houses or other buildings in the different streets and lanes in the town of Sydney to be numbered and the expense of painting to be paid by the respective occupiers; the charge of painting the number on each house would be sixpence only (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.156)

1812 Sep 7

House erected by James Underwood next to the Orphan School in George Street at present occupied by the Colonial Secretary (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.282-3)

1812 Dec 30

Receipt of William Roberts for repairing parts of Bridge, Hunter and Castlereagh Streets (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.294)

1813 Feb 27

Order requiring householders in Pitt, Castlereagh, York & other principal streets to undertake repairs & keep watercourses free from rubbish (Reel 6043, 4/1728 pp.19-20; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.128-9)

1813 Mar 13

South Head Road made by public subscription for pleasant recreation; damage caused through excessive use by wood-cutters and other carters; discrimination in the imposition of tolls (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.28-9)

1813 Mar 19

Construction of carriage road from Mr Palmer's south boundary line on South Head Road to Botany Bay (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.31-4)

1813 Apr 23

Proposals and contract for making of road from Sydney to Liverpool (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.48-54)

1813 Nov 6

Inhabitants of Sydney to keep their animals from wandering at large through the streets of Sydney (Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.435-6; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.290-2; Reel 6043, 4/1728 pp.261-3)

1815 Aug 5

Edward Cureton paid from the Police Fund for repairing the fountain in Bent Street (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.123)

1817 Feb 8

John Mould, carpenter, paid from the Police Fund for enclosing fountain and reservoir in Bent Street (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.313)

1817 Aug 16

James Smith paid from the Police Fund as remuneration for part of his house & premises in George Street surrendered to Government in order to widen Market Street (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.373)

1818 May 30

Premises at No.1 Spring Row, later called Bent Street, leased for 14 years to George Howe, purchased by R L Murray (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.215)

1818 Jun 6

Alexander Riley paid from the Police Fund for estimated value of erecting bridge over the Stream in Hunter Street (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.472)

1819 Feb 20

Edward Cureton paid from the Police Fund for repairing little fountain in Bligh Street (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.11)

1819 Jun 10, Aug 24

Edward Cureton paid from the Police Fund for wall in Macquarie Place (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.55, 86)

1820 Jun 1

Land in King Street relinquished by William Hutchinson for the purpose of enlarging that street (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.359)

1820 Oct 2

J T Bigge recommending the levelling of Kent Street to allow the passage of cattle (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.16)


Ground at Brickfield Hill surrendered to Government by H Ashley for improvement of Liverpool Street (Fiche 3041; 4/1828 No.8B p.1)

1822 Jan 31

Request by Edward Hunt for compensation for land lost in widening of George Street (Fiche 3048; 4/1830 No.175). Reply, 5 Mar (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.519)

1823 Aug 20

Ground on west side of Macquarie Street, overlooking the entrance to Government Domain, required for public purposes; W Hutchinson warned against erecting building on site (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.84)

1825 Jan 28

Sketch and plan showing house situated on the corner of Argyle & Harrington Streets. Accompanying the memorial of William Hawkins (Fiche 3135; 4/1842A No.368 p.397)

SYDNEY, Sydney Cove

1818 Oct 24

No boats to land at Sydney Cove or Cockle Bay without authority of Governor (Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.514-5; Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.64-6)

SYDNEY, Tank Stream

1802 Oct 14-1815 Mar 23

Regulations re pollution of water (Reel 6037, SZ990 p.32; Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.16-17, 91-3; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.103-6)

SYDNEY, Telegraph Station, South Head

1821 Nov 30

James William Smith master of telegraph station at South Head, James Stewart at Port Phillip (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.177-8)

SYDNEY, Vaucluse House


Sir H B Hayes complaining that Government oxen have been trespassing on his farm at Vaucluse over a period of two years (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.252)

SYDNEY, Water Supply see also SYDNEY, Pumps; SYDNEY, Tank Stream; WELLS AND WELL-BORING

SYDNEY, Water Supply

1795 Oct 22; 1796 Jan 25

Government & General Orders re contamination of Sydney's water supply (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1797 May 2

Government & General Order re regulations to prevent contamination of (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1815 Mar 23

Soldiers and other persons must not bathe or wash linen in tanks or springs which supply drinking water (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.91)

1816 Aug 31

Government Notice prohibiting trespass of cattle into area of reservoir or channels at Bent Street (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.250-1)

1820 Sep 24

J T Bigge recommending a reservoir on the shore of Sydney Cove which might be used by ships (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.18c)

1823 Dec 30

Cleaning the public tanks (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.94)

SYDNEY, Wharves

1804 Jul 22

Regulations to prevent pilfering from wharves (Reel 6037; SZ992 pp.83-4)

1809 Apr 20

Campbell's Wharf, Sydney was built by Robert Campbell and Company on leases purchased by them at a cost for storehouses, wharves and other buildings, of 10,000 pounds; terms for use, and advantages over Hospital Wharf (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.48b)

1810 Oct 4

Regulation to prevent bathing from wharves (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.119)

1811 Feb 16, Mar 2

Regulations re use of wharves in Port Jackson (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.143-4; Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.171-2, 177-8)

1812 Jun 18

Indenture of John Manning's contract for erection of a new wharf in Sydney Cove between premises of Isaac Nicholls and new Government Stores (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.233-6)

1812 Aug 8

Regulation to prevent stealing of timber from Hospital Wharf (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.119-20)

1813 Mar 6

Regulations re use of the New Wharf, Sydney (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.357; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.37)

1813 Dec 18

The Hospital Wharf in George Street removed & replaced by the King's Wharf (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.442)

1817 Jan 1

New Government wharf required (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.14)

1817 Aug 16

Public Notice prohibiting persons using Governor's wharf at Bennelong Point (Reel 6046, 4/1737 p.13; Reel 6038, SZ759 p.370)

1818 Oct 26

Much spent on wharves and storehouses since commencement of the firm Campbell & Company in 1798; much of the wharf space let to reputable merchants (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.72-4)

1818 Nov 2

Robert Campbell entered into bond for licence to discharge cargo at his private wharf (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.75)


1823 Jul 10

Re establishment of company (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.174)




Specifications of the water system (Reel 6060; 4/1775 pp.110-1)

1824 Jul 18

Description of the sundries at the Distillery (Reel 6060; 4/1775 p.113)

1824 Aug 19

Description of the Distillery (Reel 6060, 4/1775 p.114; Reel 6017, 4/5782 pp.98-101)

SYDNEY GAOL see also CUBITT, Daniel (Senior); GREEN, Jonathan; JACQUES, John; REDMAN, John



Plan for a house of correction for more effectually punishing offenders and preventing of crimes (Reel 6041; 4/1720 pp.35-6)

1796 Jun 4

Government & General Order re pardon of prisoners in cells (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1796 Sep 26; 1797 May 19

Government & General Orders re erection of (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1810 Jun

Regulations for prevention of escapes (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.59-61)

1810 Jun 23

Escape from gaol of prisoner under sentence of death; regulations issued for stricter gaol discipline (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.1-2)

1810 Aug 11

Steps taken to prevent sale by prisoners of slop clothing and bedding issued to them from H.M. Stores (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.80-1)

1812 Oct 24-Dec 5

Copies of vouchers for stores issued to, re victualling (Reel 6042; 9/2736 p.1a, 3a, 5a, 8a, 9a, 10a)

1820 Oct 2

J T Bigge re the establishment of a new gaol at Sydney (Reel 6052; 4/1752 pp.15-15c)

1821 Mar 1

Work done for Sydney Gaol examined by F H Greenway (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.301-3)

1821 Apr 21

Beds and blankets required (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.325-7)

1821 May 1

Admission of 41 prisoners from Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.333-4)

1821 May 19

Suggestion for stronger guard following prisoners' escape attempt (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.347-52). Reply, 19 May (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.44)

1821 May 19

Wentworth requested to sent a sufficient party of constables to provide security at the gaol (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.43)

1821 Jun 27

Requisition for supply of irons and handcuffs (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.392-3)

1821 Jun 30

Re supply of handcuffs and irons (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.398-9)

1821 Jul 2

Admission of prisoners from Van Diemen's Land per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.403-4)

1821 Jul

Re assembling of a Bench of Magistrates to enquire into escapes from; report of the Bench (Reel 6051, 4/1748 pp.353-5; Reel 6008, 4/3504 pp.145, 147; Reel 6016, 4/5781 pp.140-3)

1821 Jul 7

Description of escape of John Read and William Geary and suggesting reward be offered for their apprehension (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.356-9). Reply, 7 Jul (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.146)

1821 Aug 16

Submitted that William Kermode be relieved of payment of gaol fees for four seamen imprisoned in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.48-50)

1821 Sep 8

To be inspected fortnightly by specially appointed magistrates (Reel 6051, 4/1749 pp.17-22; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.193)

1821 Oct 25

Re new gaoler's promise to keep gaol register up to date (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.233-4)

1821 Nov 30

Schedule of fees receivable by Gaoler (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.670)

1821 Dec 3

Establishment of sick ward in Sydney Gaol recommended (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.72-4)

1821 Dec 5

Suggestion made that certain gang of convicts now occupying part of Sydney Gaol be removed to Convict Barracks (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.79-82)

1821 Dec 17

Requesting hammocks, mattresses, blankets and tables for use of women in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.142-6)

1821 Dec 18

Supply of water to (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.161)

1821 Dec 21

Suggestion that competent overseer should survey repairs to Gaol (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.169-75)

1822 Feb 23

Gaoler John Redman. For slop clothing for prisoners appearing in court (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.174)

1822 May 9, Jul 16

Requisitions for stores for use of the gaol (Reel 6070; 4/1265 pp.113, 116)

1822 May 10

Re enquiry into the punishment of John Murrell (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.262)

1822 Jun 17

Re distressed condition of 13 men under sentence of death owing to lack of clothing and bedding (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.129)

1822 Aug 27

Re lamp oil consumed in the gaol (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.136)

1822 Dec 28

Proposal for victualling of to be open to tender (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.134)

1823 Mar 13

Re poor state of padlocks used at County Gaol (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.209-10)

1823 May 21

Re repairs and cleaning (Reel 6057; 4/1767 pp.115-115a)

1823 Aug 13

Re attempt by approvers confined in the back room of the Gaol to escape (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.77)

1824 May 28-Jul 23

Lists of constables stationed at the Sydney County Gaol with their wives & children (Reel 6061; 4/1779 pp.101, 120, 142, 155, 164 & 4/1780 pp.191, 208, 223)

1824 Jul 19

Board of Works re estimation of costs for building wall around new gaol (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.71)



1810 Jan-1812 May

Extracts of public communications appearing in (Reel 6039; 4/426 pp.1-85)

1810 Oct 24

Schedule for printing materials required for the Government Press (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.165-6)

1813 Mar 6

To George Howe re instructions re order in which Government Notices to be inserted in Gazette (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.403-5)

1815 Sep 9

Copy of the Sydney Gazette containing the special order enforcing payment of tolls by all persons, no matter what rank (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.45)

1816 Feb 15

To George Howe re publication of account of the voyage of the "Kangaroo" to Ceylon in Sydney Gazette (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.367)

1816 Feb 16

To George Howe re articles submitted for publication in Sydney Gazette and names of contributors (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.376)

1816 May 2

To William Browne re advertisement in Sydney Gazette re Browne's mercantile affairs (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.476)

1816 Aug 3

Re charges made for advertisements (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.78)

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