Collins, David, 1756-1810Alternative names
Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins was ordered to establish a settlement on Port Phillip Bay to secure the strategic Bass Strait for the British. However, he was unhappy with that locality and decided to transfer the settlement to the Derwent River. On 15 February 1804, Collins, with the first detachment from Port Phillip in the Ocean and Lady Nelson, anchored off the new settlement at Risdon. A quick inspection satisfied him that the site was quite unsuitable and he made his own reconnaissance, eventually selecting the area on the western bank known as Sullivans Cove and ordering that the expedition should be disembarked with all its stores in the vicinity of Hunters Island.
From the description of List [manuscript]. 1938. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224628436
David Collins was first Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania.
From the description of Letter. 1807. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225715133
Cadell and Davies were the publishers of David Collins' Account of the English colony in New South Wales published in London in 1798 and 1802.
From the description of [Letter, 1800 June 9 to Messrs. Cadell and Davies].  (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225791210
|creatorOf||Willcocks, R. Letters.||Libraries Australia|
|creatorOf||Collins, David, 1756-1810. [Letter, 1800 June 9 to Messrs. Cadell and Davies].||Libraries Australia|
|creatorOf||Collins, David, 1756-1810. Letter.||Libraries Australia|
|referencedIn||Collins, Maria. Letter.||Libraries Australia|
|referencedIn||Knopwood, Robert, 1763-1838. Letters [manuscript].||Libraries Australia|
|referencedIn||Sorrento (Vic.). Papers relating to the settlement at Sorrento [manuscript].||Libraries Australia|
|creatorOf||Collins, David, 1756-1810. List [manuscript].||Libraries Australia|
|referencedIn||Collins, George. Letters of George Collins and Maria Collins, 1808-1809.||Libraries Australia|
|associatedWith||Cadell and Davies||corporateBody|
|correspondedWith||Kemp, Anthony Fenn, 1773-1868||person|
|associatedWith||Knopwood, Robert, 1763-1838.||person|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Derwent, River (Tas.)|
|Australia--New South Wales|