The Landing Place of Captain Cook at Botany Bay as Depicted in 1862

An illustration from 1862 depicting the landing place of Captain Cook at Botany Bay.

Reader Discretion: The following article contains certain descriptions that may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author’s attitude or that of the period in which they were written.
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Ann Rumsby 1802-1850

The story of Ann Rumsby – All through a convict girl – A leading Navy doctor was censured. Rev. Samuel Marsden was fined, and five members of the Parramatta Bench were dismissed. Indirectly she was also responsible, to a large extent, for radical changes in the system of government. She was the keystone of one of Parramatta’s greatest feasts of scandal and rumour. The happenings caused a sensation throughout the country, and Parramatta, where the scene was laid, was the centre of a maelstrom of indictment and recrimination. Continue Reading →