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
- 24 children of convict women
- 39 members of a detachment of the Port Jackson Garrison, including four marine’s wives, one marine child and three civil appointments.
- 100 crew members
19 March 1790 12noon HMS Sirius shipwrecked on #norfolkisland, there were no convicts aboard, the crew were able get one boat alongside, and send safely ashore Captain Cook’s timepiece and two marines wives, pregnant Maria Nash and Margaret Gilbourne. Captain Hunter then ordered the mast to be cut away by cutting the lanyards and rigging. Continue reading
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The settlement on Norfolk Island was with no permanent clergyman until the arrival of Rev Henry Fulton in 1801. Reverend Richard Johnson did visit in November 1791. Phillip King wrote that upwards to 100 couples were married during Johnson brief visit. Continue reading
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Spelling of Names as found in the List of Norfolk Island Settlers names as from book of rations 1795 located on the inside cover of Letter book of letters to Governor King, 19 Nov. 1800 – 7 Sept. 1804, ML, CY 762, frames 235-287 (A 1444).