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1830–49

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1830–49

1830: The ‘Black Line’ – settler force attempts to corral Aboriginal people on the Tasman Peninsula
1831: Australia’s first novelist Henry Savery publishes Quintus Servinton
1833: Convict transportation to Australia peaks when nearly 7000 people arrive in one year
1836: Governor Richard Bourke funds Protestant and Catholic churches in New South Wales on equal basis
1838: Myall Creek massacre, New South Wales