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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

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HM Supply Norfolk Island March 1790

HM Supply Norfolk Island March 1790 includes index of the ship’s muster for the voyage to and from Norfolk island in March 1790 and a full biography of the Marines, Convicts and Convict children sent to Norfolk Island on 5 March from Port Jackson and the next generation, in addition to the passengers of the return voyage to Port Jackson, including some crew of the late HMS Sirius.

Until 25 February 2017 with all orders of  HM Supply Norfolk Island March 1790 a $5.00 donation will be given to the Dunn Lewis Foundation More details

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Norfolk Island Deaths 1788 to 1814

Thomas HeadingtonThere are over 260 deaths during the first settlement of Norfolk Island.

This CDrom history resource features complete details on each person and their family.

The first death on Norfolk Island was the drowning on 15 June 1788 of First Fleeter John Batchelor, a member of the Royal Marines 55th Portsmouth Company, who arrived in NSW, aboard the Sirus 1788. He was a member of the first landing party on Norfolk Island on 6 March 1788. His body washed up a week later and he was buried near the flagstaff.

Norfolk island deathsThis CDrom resource features complete details on each person and their family.

Over six years of research is behind this comprehensive death and burial list.

Includes some general Norfolk Island shipping records and photos of headstones.

Until 25 February 2017 with all orders of  Norfolk Island Deaths 1788 to 1814 a $5.00 donation will be given to the Dunn Lewis Foundation More details

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Examples of listings:

VALE, John: Died 6 May 1812 Norfolk Island Hospital
Convict Royal Admiral 1800.
Tried: Southhampton, 5 March 1798. Sentence: Life.
John arrived on Norfolk Island pre 1802.
1802.: Male Convict. 1805 Muster: Male convict on stores. Occupation: Miller.
1812: Admitted to Norfolk Island Civil Hospital on 29 April 1812 with dysentery.

WRAY, Harriet: Died 3 December 1807
Convict Royal Admiral 1792, aged 17 years.
Crime: Highway Robbery. Tried: first Middlesex Jury, 28 March 1792.
Sentence: 7 years transportation. Harriett was transfer to the Royal Admiral from Newgate.
Harriett was living on Norfolk Island by June 1801, as she was a witness to the marriage of William Hutchinson (Convict Hillsborough 1799) and Mary Cooper alias Chapman, (Convict Britannia 1798) on 26 June 1801 Norfolk Island, with her name recorded as Harriet Ray.
1802: Women convict departed Norfolk Island 2 April 1802, she returned to Norfolk on 24 July 1802 and she was re-victualed as a free woman, sentence expired.
However in 1805 Muster, Harriet is listed as a Female convict on stores.headstone 1807 Norfolk island

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Norfolk Island Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1801 – 1806

Norfolk Island Rev. Fulton Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1801 – 1806

norfolk island bdmCathy Dunn has researched further details to fill in the picture of Fulton’s Birth, burial and marriage Register of Norfolk island.

Including the details of the next generation of families whose antecedents are listed in the Register, 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 and much more. Continue reading