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455683
  • Title
    New South Wales. Governor - general orders and proclamations [printed broadsides], 1800-1810
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Safe 1/87
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1800-1810
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    455683
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 1091, frames 12-29 (Safe 1/87)
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - printed
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Early governors of New South Wales issued daily orders which formed the legislation of the colony. The orders were circulated throughout the colony by such means as having them read in church. Some orders and proclamations were printed as broadsides, but only a few examples survive. In 1802 a book of orders was published as 'The New South Wales General Standing Orders'. Printed at the Government Press by George Howe, it was the first book published in Australia. From 5 March 1803 orders and proclamations were printed in the newly established newspaper the 'Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser'. -- Source: Record Group NG: the Governor, 1787-1935, Archives Authority of NSW, 1969.
  • Scope and Content
    31 Oct. 1800; General orders regarding conditions of employment for assigned convicts, including clothing, food and rates of pay. Printed broadside 24.8cm x 19.2cm. Philip Gidley King, Governor; William Neate Chapman, Secretary (Call No.: Safe 1/87 item 1; microfilm at CY 1091)

    6 Jan. 1805; General orders advising that settlers of good character may go from Norfolk Island to the new settlement at Port Dalrymple by the ship 'Investigator'. Printed broadside 19cm x 16cm. Philip Gidley King, Governor; Garnham Blaxcell, Acting Secretary. (Call No.: Safe 1/87 item 2; microfilm at CY 1091)

    30 Mar. 1805; General orders requiring ships' masters to lodge bonds against taking passengers from the colony without permission. Printed broadside 32cm. x 19.7cm. Philip Gidley King, Governor; Garnham Blaxcell, Acting Secretary (Call No.: Safe 1/87 item 3; microfilm at CY 1091)

    24 Dec. 1805; General orders for the repression of usurious traffic in dollars. Printed broadside 22.7cm x 12.3cm. Philip Gidley King, Governor; Garnham Blaxcell, Acting Secretary (Call No.: Safe 1/87 item 4; microfilm at CY 1091)
    27 Mar. 1806; General orders requiring persons to assist distressed settlers on the Hawkesbury. Printed broadside 15.3cm x 18.8cm. Philip Gidley King, Governor; Garnham Blaxcell, Acting Secretary. 2 copies (Call No.: Safe 1/87 items 5 and 6; microfilm at CY 1091)

    27 Jan. 1808; Proclamation by George Johnston announcing the end of martial law. Printed broadside 32.7cm x 20.7cm. George Johnston, Lieut. Governor; Nicholas Bayly, Secretary (Call No.: Safe 1/87 item 7; microfilm at CY 1091)

    1 Jan. 1810; Proclamation by Lachlan Macquarie reinstating William Bligh as Governor for twenty four hours, after which Macquarie will assume command. Printed broadside 31.6cm x 20cm. Lachlan Macquarie, Governor; John Thomas Campbell, Secretary. 2 copies (Call No.: Safe 1/87 items 8 and 9; microfilm at CY 1091)

    4 Jan. 1810; Proclamation by Lachlan Macquarie revoking appointments, land grants and other arrangements made since Governor Bligh was deposed. Printed broadside 36.5cm x 29.5cm. Lachlan Macquarie, Governor; John Thomas Campbell, Secretary. 2 copies (Call No.: Safe 1/87 items 10 and 11; microfilm at CY 1091)

    11 Jan. 1810; Proclamation by Lachlan Macquarie protecting from prosecution those law officers appointed since Governor Bligh was deposed. Printed broadside 31.3cm x 21.7cm. Lachlan Macquarie, Governor; John Thomas Campbell, Secretary (Call No.: Safe 1/87 item 12; microfilm at CY 1091)

    24 Feb. 1810; Proclamation by Lachlan Macquarie promoting marriage and deploring cohabitation. Printed broadside 31.6cm x 20cm. Lachlan Macquarie, Governor; John Thomas Campbell, Secretary (Call No.: Safe 1/87 item 13; microfilm at CY 1091)
  • Source
    Item 7 donated by Mr Morton in 1915; item 1 transferred to the Mitchell Library from the Public Library of NSW in 1923
  • General note

    Orders and proclamations from 1805 to 1810 printed by George Howe, Government Printer.
    These documents are described in 'Bibliography of Australia' by John Alexander Ferguson, volume 1.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 862109
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