In early February 1791, King wrote ….and since my arrival here the following is a state of the births and deaths, viz.:- Births, fifteen; deaths, twelve. Of the latter, killed by the fall of a tree, one; drowned, eight; died a natural death, three.
Not all the assigned crew members and ship’s marines were aboard HMS Sirius for the Mar 1790 voyage to Norfolk Island, they are noted in HMS Sirius muster by not being mustered on 20 Mar 1790 on Norfolk Island after the day after the shipwreck, but being mustered in Apr 1790 at Port Jackson.Alexander 1788, Golden Grove 1788, HMS Sirius 1788, HMS Sirius 1789, HMS Sirius 1790, Scarborough 1788, Supply 1788
John Mara was born 1751 Cork Ireland. He enlisted on the Schoonzigt. at Rotterdam as a seaman on 10 April 1770, he later jumped ship at Batavia and then joined the Endeavour with Captain Cook. John also served as gunner’s mate on the Resolution (1772-1775). He joined HMS Sirius 12 Jan 1787 at Long Reach […]HMS Sirius 1788, HMS Sirius 1789, HMS Sirius 1790, Supply 1791, Waaksamheid 1791
HMS Sirius was originally the merchant ship Berwick, which was refitted out as HMS Berwick in early 1782 by the Royal Navy. The ship was commissioned to escort the First Fleet and renamed HMS Sirius in October 1786. HMS Sirius was the flagship of the first fleet. Fred Spring an ex Qantas draughtsman and specialist […]HMS Sirius 1788, Waaksamheid 1791