John Bigge's first report on all aspects of the colonial government, then under the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie, including finances, the church and the judiciary, and the convict system, was published.
24 December - Reverend Archibald Macarthur, Hobart's first Presbyterian minister arrives in Australia and held his first service on 12 January the following year.
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