1828 in Australia

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The following lists events that happened during 1828 in Australia.



Governors of the Australian colonies:



  • Australia's first postman, a private servant of George Panton, is appointed Sydney Postmaster.[1]

Exploration and settlement[edit]


Australia's first census was held in November 1828 in the colony of New South Wales. Previous government statistical reports had been taken from "musters" where inhabitants were brought together for counting; in 1828, the white population was 36,598 of whom 20,870 were free and 15,728 were convicts. 23.8% of the population were born in the colony. 24.5% were women. There were 25,248 Protestants and 11,236 Catholics. Indigenous Australians were not counted.[2]

Of the 36,598, 638 were living in what is now Queensland. There were also 18,128 people in Tasmania.[3]


  1. ^ Australia Post: Our History Archived 6 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Aplin, Graeme; S.G. Foster; Michael McKernan, eds. (1987). Australians: Events and Places. Broadway, New South Wales, Australia: Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates. p. 38. ISBN 0-949288-13-6. 
  3. ^ Vamplew, Wray, ed. (1987). Australians: Historical Statistics. Broadway, New South Wales, Australia: Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates. p. 26. ISBN 0-949288-29-2.