1792 in Australia
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|1792 in Australia|
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|Other events of 1792 • Timeline of Australian history|
- Governor of New South Wales - Captain Arthur Phillip
- Lieutenant-Governor of Norfolk Island - Philip Gidley King
- Commanding officer of the New South Wales Corps - Francis Grose
- 14 February - Sydney's first retail shop opens.
- 23 April - The French d'Entrecasteaux expedition, consisting of frigates Recherche and Espérance, land at Recherche Bay, Tasmania to rewater and rest.
- 28 May - d'Entrecasteaux expedition leaves Tasmania and sails into the Pacific to search for La Pérouse.
- 14 July - The Home Secretary authorises Phillip to make land grants to civil and military officers.
- 1 November - The Philadelphia becomes the first foreign trading vessel to visit Sydney.
- December - d'Entrecasteaux expedition makes land near Cape Leeuwin and explores south coast of Western Australia
- 10 December - With the colony beginning to flourish, Phillip is granted leave and permitted to return to England. He leaves on the Atlantic, taking Bennelong with him, and retires to a quiet life in Bath. While the British government decides on a replacement, Francis Grose (the commanding officer of the New South Wales Corps) takes control as Acting Governor.
- 11 December - Francis Grose officially takes up his role as Administrator
- 24 December - The American ship Hope arrives in Sydney; Grose is forced to buy alcohol to obtain other cargo.
- 16 June- Major Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell surveyor and explorer.
- 20 October - John Pascoe Fawkner