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 Ship’s marines of HMS Sirius arriving in NSW Jan 1788 as per order in HMS Sirius Musters, 1786 – 1788, AJCP, Reel 6030, TNA (PRO), ADM 36/10978. Proctor, William: Sergeant, Marines 11th Company. William was stranded on Norfolk Island in March 1790, as he was a member of HMS Sirius Marine accompaniment. Gowen, […]Golden Grove 1788, HMS Sirius 1788, HMS Sirius 1790, Supply 1788