At the age of 34 years Roger Murley joined HMS Sirius at Deptford on 8 Dec 1786, with the birth place of Beaminster Dorest noted on HMS Sirius ships muster.
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
John was born 1736 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire England. John Turnpenny Altree assisted in giving medical treatment on the voyage to NSW aboard the Lady Penrhyn arriving in 1788. Leaving behind his wife Sarah to attend to the their young family. John soon found himself on Norfolk Island travelling as a member of the first landing […]Lady Penrhyn 1788, Supply 1788, Supply 1791, Waaksamheid 1791