Australian History Research is having the Big Book Sale at their heritage stall at the Shoalhaven Timber Timber Festival at the Milton Showground Croobyar Road Milton Saturday 21 November 2015.
About 7% of the First Fleet convicts were Jewish, with the arrival of around 15 Jewish convicts on board the First Fleet in 1788 Continue reading
After 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.
The 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.