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The Secretaries to the Governor, 1788-1824

N.B. Where the date of discontinuance is unknown, the date preceding that of the next appointment is assumed.

Date Name
Jan to Jun 1788 Andrew Miller
Jun 1788 to 29 Sep 1796 David Collins
30 Sep 1796 to 21 Jun 1798 Governor Hunter without a secretary
22 Jun 1798 to 23 Jan 1799 Richard Dore
24 Jan 1799 to 28 Sep 1800 Hunter again without a secretary
29 Sep 1800 to 1 Apr 1801 Neil MacKellar (Captain), Acting Secretary
2 Apr 1801 to 16 Mar 1804 William Neate Chapman
20 Apr 1804 to 12 Aug 1806 Garnham Blaxcell, Acting Secretary
13 Aug 1806 to 26 Jan 1808 Edmund Griffin (remained Bligh's Secretary)
27 Jan 1808 to 29 Jul 1808 Nicholas Bayly, Private Secretary to Major Johnston
12 Feb 1808 to 29 Jul 1808 John Macarthur 'Secretary to the Colony'
30 Jul 1808 to 9 Jan 1809 James Finucane, Secretary to Lieutenant Colonel Foveaux
9 Jan 1809 to Mar 1809 Alexander Riley, Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Paterson
19 Mar to 31 Dec 1809 James Finucane, Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Paterson
1 Jan 1810 to 21 Jan 1821 John Thomas Campbell
1 Feb 1821 to 11 May 1824 Frederick Goulburn, also Colonial Secretary