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Our New Home: HM Supply Norfolk Island December 1789 and January 1790

Our New Home: HM Supply Norfolk Island December 1789 and January 1790 continues our series of publications covering the 1st Settlement of Norfolk Island 1788 – 1814, being a collation and biography on all the people and children who arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in both December 1789 and January 1790.

This ebook includes the story of their life on Norfolk Island and the next generation. The research includes consulting journals, shipping records, victualling books, musters, colonial crime, land records and a large range of other primary records and contemporary writings related to Norfolk Island, NSW and Tasmania. Continue reading

sirius norfolk island

HMS Sirius: Her Final Voyage

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

Norfolk Island First Settlement

Culprits on Norfolk Island: Golden Grove Ebook

Culprits on Norfolk Island: Golden Grove October 1788 ebook

Golden Grove 1788A collation and bibliography on the people who arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Golden Grove in October 1788, including their life on Norfolk Island and their next generation.

In addition to consulting journals, shipping records, victualling books, musters, land records and a large range of primary records related to Norfolk Island, NSW and Tasmania. Continue reading

People of HM Supply Norfolk island March 1789

HM Supply to Norfolk Island March 1789

People of HM Supply Norfolk Island March 1789 Ebook

Supply March 1789 to Norfolk IslandBiography on the Convicts and children who arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in March 1789, including their life on Norfolk Island and their next generation.

The research includes consulting and a review of journals, shipping records, victualing books, musters, land records and a large range of other primary records and contemporary writings related to Norfolk Island, NSW and Tasmania.

Ebook $16.99 Continue reading