1795 – Born in Bengal, India on the 28th of April.
1827 – He became military secretary to the governor of New South Wales, Sir Ralph Darling.
1828–1829 – He led the first of his major expeditions, tracing the Macquarie, Bogan, and Castlereagh rivers and discovering the Darling River.
1828-1831 – He wrote Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia.
1832-1834 – He spent recuperating in England.
1834 – He returned to Australia with a 5,000-acre grant of land.
1844–1846 – Led an expedition north from Adelaide to the edge of Simpson Desert.
1847 – After serving briefly as registrar general and colonial treasurer, he again left Australia for England.
1849 – He wrote Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia.
1853 – He settled in England permanently.
1869 – Died in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England on the 16th of June.