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1811–1829

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1811–1829

1814: Introduction of Australia’s first coin, the holey dollar
1813: Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth cross the Blue Mountains
1815: Governor Macquarie establishes Bathurst – first inland European settlement
1817: Governor Macquarie establishes the Bank of New South Wales
1824: Ex-convict Andrew Bent founds first free press in the Australian colonies