cemetery at Norfolk island

First Fleet Headstone identified on Norfolk Island

Norfolk island HeadstoneAfter reviewing a mystery headstone at Norfolk Island cemetery for many years, and in 2015 with additional photography taken by Woodman Photography (Phil and Bev) during the Norfolk Island History Lovers tour.

William Francis d1804The headstone has now been identified to be that of First Fleeter William Francis, Convict Alexander 1788, who died 21 January 1804.

The headstone is a crude 1st settlement headstone, featuring very much degrading stone and markings, on located near the bottom entrance to cemetery.

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