sirius norfolk island

Australian launch of HMS Sirius: Her Final Voyage


Date: Saturday 30 May 2015
Time: 12 noon
Event: Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival
Venue: Dunn Lewis Centre 141 St Vincent Street Ulladulla.

HMS Sirius: Her Final Voyage features the story of HMS Sirius shipwreck and stranded crew, convicts and marines, their life on Norfolk Island, NSW and Tasmania in the early colony days.

The new publication includes details of the people and their next generation of families, as well as cross-references to names mentioned in other primary records, such as victualling books, population returns, land grants and shipping records along with journals and diaries, letters, musters, church records, population returns, the story of HMS Sirius shipwreck and much more.

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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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