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Bligh, William. 1807 ‘General Orders.’ Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser; Volume 4 (No. 207), p. 1. Sydney: Government House, New South Wales. 22 February
It is hereby ordered, that a Return be made immediately to the Magistrates at Hawkesbury, Parramatta, and Sydney, of all Persons who have Arms of any description – distinguishing the different kinds of which they are in possession, and the quantity of Powder, Ball, or Shot, which is to be registered in a book to be kept by the Magistrate."
Signed by William Bligh, Governor of New South Wales, 22 February 1807
Published in the Sydney Gazette, 1 March 1807