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1 Jan 1810 - Macquarie became Governor of NSW

On this day Lachlan Macquarie was sworn in as the fifth Governor of New South Wales

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10 Jan 1958 - first Sydney Opera House lottery

On this day 10 January 1958 the first Opera House lottery was drawn

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10 Sep 1823 - escapee re-transported to NSW

On the 10th of September 1823 Susan Courtney was tried in England for returning from transportation

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11 May 1813 - Blue Mountains expedition

On 11 May 1813 Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Wentworth departed Sydney on an expedition to find a route over the Blue Mountains

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12 Dec 1885 - Lord Carrington appointed Governor of NSW

On 12 December 1885 Charles Robert Carrington, Lord Carington, began his tenure as Governor of New South Wales

Portrait of John Macarthur
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12 Feb 1793 - John Macarthur granted land at Parramatta

On 12 February 1793 John Macarthur was granted 100 acres of land at Parramatta by Acting Governor Francis Grose. Macarthur was the first man to clear and cultivate 50 acres

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13 July 1945 Ben Chifley became Prime Minister

Ben Chifley became Prime Minister of Australia on 13 July 1945. He was born and raised in Bathurst and worked on the railways for many years.

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13 May 1932 - Premier Jack Lang dismissed

On this day 13 May 1932 the NSW Premier, Jack Lang, was dismissed from office by NSW Governor Sir Philip Game