Wednesday, January 24, 2018

First Fleet Showcase Sat 27 Jan Dunn Lewis Centre

First Fleet Showcase and Research Day

There will displays on First Fleet convicts and Marines, in addition to early colonial records and Norfolk Island.

The Shoalhaven Family History Society and the NSW/ACT Association of Family History Societies will be having exhibition and info tables.

All are welcome to attend, this special day at Dunn Lewis Centre 141 St Vincent street Ulladulla from 10am on Saturday January 27.

Also there will be special presentations:
Historian Glen Lambert from Sydney: First Fleet Marines – Better soldiers than Settlers.
Family Historian Jon Heppell from Sydney: Solving the mystery of first fleeters Thomas and Mary Bishop.
Family Historian Michael Monaghan from Canberra: Andrew Goodwin and Lydia Munro life on Norfolk Island.
Historian Cathy Dunn from Ulladulla: Law and Order 1788 – 1790: Colonial crimes of First Fleeters in NSW and Norfolk Island.

Many of us know Cathy as the IT Media manager of the region’s website, in addition to her many local Milton Ulladulla history publications which will be available at the Showcase and Research Day

According to the first census of 1788 Victualling book as reported by Governor Phillip, the white population of the colony was 1,030 – 1788. The following statistics were provided Male Convicts 545, female Convicts 188, Children of Convicts 17, Marine/Civil Males 219, Marine/Crew females 34, Marine/Civil children 24, giving totals of males 767, females 222, Children 41 with final total of total 1,030. These numbers does not include First Fleet ship’s crew many of whom stayed in NSW.

Mitchell Family MollymookMany Shoalhaven families’ ancestors were First Fleeters arriving at Port Jackson in January 1788 include branches of the Kendall, Izard, Gowen, Law, Ingold, Woods, Ashby, Mitchell, Jones, Meehan, Vidler, Broughton families and others.

Cost to attend is a gold coin donation to the Dunn Lewis Foundation. Even if one doesn’t have First Fleet ancestors, more than welcome to come along and learn about some aspects of Australian History and family history research



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