1846 in Australia
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|1846 in Australia|
- Governor of New South Wales — Sir George Gipps
- Governor of South Australia — Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Holt Robe
- Governor of Tasmania — Sir John Eardley-Wilmot
- Governor of Western Australia as a Crown Colony — John Hutt.
- 23 September — Explorer John Ainsworth Horrocks dies at Penwortham in South Australia, a month after he accidentally shot himself in a hunting accident.
- 13 October — Bushranger Lawrence Kavenagh is executed by hanging.
Arts and literature
- 2 June – first editions of Melbourne's daily newspaper, The Argus; and of Brisbane's weekly newspaper, Moreton Bay Courier, are published.
- 4 May — John Henry Want, NSW attorney general
- James Burns
- Johnny Dunn
- Frank Hann
- William MacGregor
- William Miller
- Henry Northcote
- Edward O'Sullivan
- Stephen Henry Parker
- Charles Rasp
- William Spence
- Josiah Symon
- Robert Etheridge
- Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay
- Marcus Clarke
- 26 August – Esther Abrahams, convict, wife of George Johnston (briefly, NSW Governor)
- 23 September — John Ainsworth Horrocks, explorer
- 12 October — Lawrence Kavenagh, bushranger
- Robert Campbell
- Joseph Foveaux
- Henry Kable
- Charles Alexandre Lesueur
- Chittleborough, Jon (2005). "Horrocks, John Ainsworth (1818–1846)". In Cunneen, Christopher. Australian Dictionary of Biography: Supplement 1580-1980, with a Name Index to the Australian Dictionary of Biography to 1980. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. ISBN 0-522-85214-9. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- "Norfolk Island". The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859) (National Library of Australia). 28 October 1846. p. 3. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- Cameron, Angus, ed. (1985). "Part One: Facts and Figures: An Australian Historical Chronology". The Australian Almanac: 800 Pages Crammed with Australian and World Facts: Politics, the Arts, Geography, History and Much More. North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson. p. 12. ISBN 0-207-15108-3.
- Finn, Paul (1990). "Want, John Henry (1846 - 1905)". Australian Dictionary of Biography 12. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 24 February 2013.