Did Frederick Meredith travel to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790?

Not all assigned HMS Sirius ships company members (the crew) and Ships Marines were aboard the ship for her final voyage in March 1790 to Norfolk Island, they are noted in HMS Sirius musters by not being mustered on 20 March 1790 on Norfolk Island after the shipwreck, but being mustered in April 1790 at Port Jackson. Continue reading

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The people of HMS Sirius Shipwreck March 1790 Norfolk Island

HMS Sirius brought no convicts to the colony in 1788 but did transport on the voyage to Norfolk Island in March 1790

  • 96 convict men
  • 65 convict women
  • 23 children of convict women
  • 38 members of a detachment of the Port Jackson Garrison, including four marine’s wives and one marine child.
  • 105 crew members

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