Each year on 6 March, Norfolk Island celebrate “Foundation Day”, the day in 1788 when Lt Philip Gidley King landed on Norfolk Island to establish the first European settlement on the Island
Reverend Richard Johnson visited Norfolk Island in Nov 1791. Philip King wrote that upwards to 100 couples were married during Johnson brief visit.
List of the 29 first fleeters who were buried at Devonshire Street Cemetery and were re-interned to Botany in 1901.
William was born 1757 Bradford, Wiltshire, England. He arrived in NSW as member of Marines 8th Company, been a ship marine of HM Supply in 1788. William was discharged on 20 May 1789 from HM Supply to HQ Port Jackson. William arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in Mar 1790 a Marine as part […]Atlantic 1791, HMS Sirius 1790, Lady Penrhyn 1788, Supply 1788, Supply 1789