PRODUCTION NOTES: This report has been prepared using OCR. In addition to the nine "chapter" headings (including two "Chapter VI."s, the numbering of which has been retained), John Thomas Bigge made numerous marginal notes, here inserted at the beginning of the paragraph to which they relate, terminated with an open bracket (]); these may be of some use to the reader. Bigge's idiosyncratic spellings, notably "Macquarrie", "Van Dieman" and "Paramatta", are retained throughout. The only changes to the text have been some modernisation of the punctuation. To give the Report context, two items—Bigge's Instructions and Macquarie's Response to the report—have been included as Addenda. They are both taken from "Historical Records of Australia", Series 1, Volume X, published by the Library Committee Of The Commonwealth Parliament, 1917. Bigge refers often to an Appendix; this may not be the one located at the end of the Report, but sometimes rather a full series of documents which has never been printed in full. Parts only of this Appendix may be found in "Historical Records of Australia", Series 3, Volume III, pp. 215-922 (concerning Van Diemen's Land) and in Series 4, Volume I, pp. 755-882. In addition to Macquarie's Response in Addendum B., he defended himself in a pamphlet published in 1821 and in another letter to Earl Bathurst, dated October 1823. At the end of each Addendum may be found linked notes.