First overland mail leaves Sydney for Melbourne; it takes two weeks to arrive.
William Buckley, who had lived with the Aboriginal people on the Bellarine Peninsula for thirty-two years, departs for Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) to start a new life.
A major flood on Christmas Day washes away the beginnings of a dam across the Yarra River at the Falls, near present-day William Street.
A post office opens at Portland, the third to open in the Port Phillip District after Melbourne and Geelong.
Charles Joseph La Trobe selects the site for the Botanic Gardens on the south side of the Yarra River.
Charles Joseph La Trobe sets out on his second attempt to reach Cape Otway to fix a site for a light house.
Victoria seeks military reinforcements from New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land to deal with disorder on the goldfields.
Charles Joseph La Trobe dispatches his resignation to England, after 14 years.
Charles Joseph La Trobe turns the first sod of Yan Yean Reservoir.
Foundation stones are laid for Parliament House.
The Melbourne Gas Works are lit for the first time.
The Yan Yean Reservoir is opened.
Charles Joseph La Trobe dies at Litlington, near Eastbourne, Sussex, aged 74.