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Norfolk Island - 1788-1814

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  • Hannah Miles (1803 - d.)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 19 2018, 9:22:57 UTC Went to Van Diemens Land on “HMS Porpoise” in 1807
  • Annie Chaffey (1799 - 1839)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 19 2018, 9:22:57 UTC Went to Van Diemens Land on “HMS Porpoise” in 1807
  • Elizabeth Isreal Colley (c.1791 - 1809)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 19 2018, 9:22:57 UTC Went to Van Diemens Land on “HMS Porpoise” in 1807
  • Zachariah Chaffey (1798 - 1868)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 19 2018, 9:22:57 UTC Went to Van Diemens Land on “HMS Porpoise” in 1807
  • George Chaffey (1805 - 1839)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 19 2018, 9:22:57 UTC Went to Van Diemens Land on “HMS Porpoise” in 1807

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.


14 September 1789

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