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Norfolk Island - 1788-1814

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  • Thomas Reibey [Marine "Brittania" 1791] (1769 - 1811)
    BIOGRAPHY Thomas REIBEY was born c1769 Ipswich, England, UK Thomas arrived in Sydney Cove on 16/10/1791 on "Britannia" as a seaman Thomas married Mary HAYDOCK on 7/9/1794 Sydney CIty and they had...
  • Phoebe (Flarty) Welsh - Podmore [Convict "Prince of Wales" 1788] (1772 - 1817)
    Phoebe FLARTY (aka Phebe, aka FLAHARTY, FLAHERTY) was born c1772 Phoebe was convicted (with Ann PARSLEY) and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Prince of...
  • Mary Ann McCarty - Lascelles (1795 - 1865)
    Mary Ann WAINWRIGHT was born 14/1/1795 at Norfolk - father unknown Mary travelled with her mother on "Supply" from Norfolk to Sydney Cove on 3/11/1795, Mary returned to Norfolk Island on "Reliance"...
  • Edward Guest (1791 - 1817)
  • Mary Hutchinson (1809 - 1849)

Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, 1,412 kilometres (877 mi) directly east of mainland Australia's Evans Head, and about 900 kilometres (560 mi) from Lord Howe Island. The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia. Together with two neighbouring islands, it forms one of Australia's external territories. At the 2016 Australian census, it has 1,748 inhabitants living on a total area of about 35 km2 (14 sq mi) Its capital is Kingston.

Norfolk Island was first settled by East Polynesians but was long unpopulated when it was eventually also settled by Great Britain as part of its settlement of Australia from 1788. The island served as a convict penal settlement from 6 March 1788 until 5 May 1855, except for an 11-year hiatus between 15 February 1814 and 6 June 1825, when it lay abandoned. On 8 June 1856, permanent civilian residence on the island began when it was settled from Pitcairn Island. In 1914 the UK handed Norfolk Island over to Australia to administer as an external territory.

This project aims to connect all the people who lived on Norfolk Island from 6 March 1788 to 15 February 1814.


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  • 4 February 1808 "Lady Nelson" from Norfolk Island to Tasmania
  • 15 May 1808 "Estramina" from Norfolk Island to Tasmania
  • 3 September 1808 "City of Edinburgh" from Norfolk Island to Tasmania
    • Esther BARRISFORD, wife of Robert KINGSTON
    • John BATELY convict
    • Robert COOPER convict
    • Joseph CHIPMAN/SIMMONDS convict
    • Catherine BURNE convict, wife of Joseph CHIPMAN/SIMMONDS
    • Michael BURNE, child of Catherine BURNE
    • Joseph BURNE, child of Catherine BURNE
    • Mary CONNELLY
    • Peter DOUGLAS convict
    • Sarah DOUGLAS, convict, wife of Peter DOUGLAS
    • Susan DOUGLAS
    • Ann FOWLER, wife of William PRISNELL
    • Elizabeth FOWLER, daughter of Ann FOWLER
    • Sarah FOWLER, daughter of Ann FOWLER
    • Thomas FOWLER, son of Ann FOWLER
    • William HALEY convict
    • Margaret HAMILTON, wife of James CHAM
    • William KING convict
    • Robert KINGSTON convict
    • Daniel McCARTHY
    • wife of Daniel McCARTHY
    • child of Daniel McCARTHY
    • John MORRIS
    • Thomas NORMAN
    • wife of Thomas NORMAN
    • Thomas PALMER
    • William PRISNELL
    • William SMITH
    • John WARD

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