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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ships of the First Fleet

Borrowdale, a storeship.

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Category Embarked Born on Voyage Died or left Voyage Landed at Sydney Cove
Officials & Passengers 15 1 14
Marines 247 2 245
Marines' Wives 32 1 31
Marines' Children 14 14
Marines' Children - Born 10 1 9
Ship's crew 323 17 306
Convicts 775 43 732
Convicts' Children - Embarked 14 3 11
Convicts' Children - Born 12 1 11
Totals 1420 22 69 1373

"I saw the land very clearly, but it was a case of so near and yet so far, as the winds blowing against us could no more approach Botany Bay and pass through the heads to anchor than a man can climb a greasy pole."
Captain Phillip - HMS SUPPLY January 13 1788 ********************************************************************************** "Today the long awaited day eventually came as Supply hauled into Botany Bay. At three, Lt. Dawes, King and myself and some officers on the Supply landed on the north side . . . We observed some natives. I think it is easy to conceive the ridiculous figure we must appear to these poor creatures, who are perfectly naked." Captain Phillip - 18 January 1788
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The Ships of the First Fleet.....On Sunday 13th May, 1787 eleven small ships carrying about 1,500 people set sail from Portsmouth, England on an epic voyage of over 13,000 miles (20,900 k kilometres) and founded t
First Fleet resources on the Internet" - First Fleet 1788 - The Provisions Carried by the First Fleet First Fleet Fellowship - Ships and Voyage, Pictures and history of the ships of the First Fleet, and how to become a member if your ancestors arrived on the First Fleet. Genealogical Societies with special First Fleet interests. Fellowship of First Fleeters. 105 Cathedral St.,Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia Phone: (02) 9360 3788. The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association P.O. Box 57, Croydon, NSW 2132 Australia Phone (02) 9797 8107 Descendants of Convicts Group. P.O. Box 12224, A'Beckett St., Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia First Fleet Fellowship Vic Inc.
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FIRST FLEET links (Barque-built)- Convict Transport - 453 Tons (ref a) 452 (ref k), 114 ft. (34.75m.) long and 31 ft.(9.5m) at the beam.
Deptford survey in October 1786 recorded her measurements of 7'3" between decks afore, 6'11" midships and abaft. Carried: Crew ± 30 + 20 others + 195 male convicts. (245) (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states there was 30 Seamen, 35 Marines and 194 Convicts (259) 14? Skippered by: Master Duncan Sinclair - Owner: William Walton & Co. Built as a 3 master-square rig, 1 quarter deck ± 114 x 31ft and 2 decks without galleries or figurehead, and was registered at Hull in 1783. The largest ship of the fleet, and little is known after her return to England and disappeared from records in 1808. Borrowdale Store Ship - 272 Tons (a) 275 (k), ref 1 75-ft. (22.7m.) long and 22-ft. (6.7m.) beam. Deptford survey in 1785 recorded her 272k. Height between decks after 5'8", midships 5'9", abaft 6'9" Carried: 20 crew + 4 others. (24) (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states 22 men. Skippered by: Master Readthorn Hobson Reed. Built at Sunderland in 1785. Very little is known of this ship's history and she disappeared from records after returning to England. Charlotte Convict Transport - 346 Tons (a) 335 (k), 105-ft. (32m.) long and 28-ft. (8.5m.) beam. When surveyed at Deptford Yard on 3 November 1786 measured 6'6' afore, amid and abaft and weighed 345 tons. Carried: Crew ± 30 + 45 others + 88 male and 20 female convicts. (183) (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states 30 Seamen, 42 Marines, 86 Male and 20 Female Convicts. (178) Skippered by: Master Thomas Gilbert (qv) Built in 1784, A three masted fully square rigged with neither galleries or figurehead, whereabouts not known After her return to England she was sold to a Quebec merchant in 1818 and was lost off the coast of Newfoundlands in Nov. 1818
Fishburn Store Ship - 378 Tons (a) (k), 103 ft. (31.4m) long, 29 ft. (8.8m) beam, According to her 1786 Deptford survey, was 6'1' between decks afore, 5'9' midships and 7'1' abaft Carried 28 people. (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states 22 Men Skippered by: Master Robert Brown, Owner: Leighton Co. Built at Whitby in 1780. Like the other store ships, after her epic voyage, she returned to England and disappeared from records. Friendship Convict Transport - 278 Tons (a) 274 (k) 75 ft. (22.9m.) long, 23 ft. (7.0m.) beam, carried 73 people + 76 male and 21 female convicts. (170) (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states 25 Seamen, 40 Marines, 76 and 21 Female Convicts (162)
Skippered by: Master Francis Walton, Little is known about where and when the Scarborough was built c. 1784 During her return voyage to England her crew came down with scurvy Ref. 3 and with insufficient crew to man her she was scuttled and sunk in the Straits of Macassar 28 Oct 1788 Golden Grove Store Ship - 331 Tons (a) 375 (k), 103-ft. (31.4m.) long, 29-ft. (8.8m.) beam, carried 27 people. (ref *)
Lt. P. G King's Journal states 22 Men Skippered by: Master Sharp, Owner: Leighton Co. Built at Whitby in 1780 The Golden Grove had the distinction of carrying the Reverend and his wife to the Colony. Returned to England to work the London - Jamaica run and disappeared from records after 1804.
Lady Penrhyn Convict Transport - 338 Tons (a) 333 (k), 103 ft. (31.4m.) long and 27 ft. (8.23m.) beam, carried 82 people + 101 female convicts. (183) (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states 30 Seamen, 3 Officers of Ms and 101 Female Convicts (134) Skippered by: Master William Sever built at the Thames in 1786. Returned to England and put on the London - Jamaica run and was captured in 1811 in the west Indies. .Prince of Wales Convict Transport - 334 (a) Tons 350 (k), 103 ft. (31.4m.) long, 29 ft. (8.8m.) beam and carried 90 people + 49 female and 1 male convicts. (140) (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states [*] Seamen 29 Mars, 2 Male 47 Female Convicts (78)
Skippered by: Master John Mason built at the Thames in 1786. After her return to England she operated there until 1797 when her registration was transferred to Fort Royal, Martinique after which little is known
Scarborough Convict Transport - 418 Tons (a) 430 (k), 111 ft. (33.8m.) long, 30 ft. (9.1m.) beam and carried 54 people + 208 male convicts (262) Lt. P. G King's Journal states 30 Seaman, 44 Marines and 205 Male Convicts (279) (ref *) Skippered by: Master John Marshall - Owners: Thomas George & John Hopper Built at Scarborough in 1782. The "Scarborough" sailed back to England and returned to Port Jackson in the Second Fleet in June 1800. She was the only ship of the First Fleet to return to Australia apart from the "Sirius" and the "Supply" which sailed to Cape Town and back. The "Scarborough" was eventually broken up in 1798 H.M.S. Supply (armed render) - Brig - 170 Tons (k), 70 ft. (21.3m.) long and 26 ft. (7.92m) beam, 8 Guns and carried 50 people. (ref *) Lt. P. G King's Journal states 50 Men Skippered by: Henry Lidgbird Ball Little is known about this brig's early history. It appears she was built in America about 1759 and was commissioned by the Admiralty in October 1786. The smallest ship of the fleet, but the fastest, she led the fleet during most of the arduous voyage. Arrived at Botany Bay on the 18th January 1788 after a journey of 182 days. The "Supply" remained as one of colony's ships and was eventually broken up in Port Jackson in 1807. H.M.S. Sirius : (Armed Flag Ship) - 540 Tons (k), 110 ft. (33.5m.), 32 ft. (9.8m.) beam, 20 guns, and carried 180 people. (ref *1) Built with 3 Masts- Mainmast 77'7", Foremast 70'7", Mizenmast 66'8" having 8 main Yards sizes ranging from 56'3" to 26'3", Bowsprit (front pointing boom) 47'10", Flying Jib Boom (rear boom) 35'10" NOTE: Any picture with any more or less than 8 mail sails with cross Yards, is not a true account in picture of the Sirius. Refs *4 Armament: Sixteen 6-pounder carriage guns, six 18-pounder carronades and eight swivel guns. 200 short land muskets and 12 sergeants carbines. Ship's Company: 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 1 Master, 1 Boatswain, 1 Carpenter, 1 gunner, 1 Surgeon, 3 Master's Mates, 9 Midshipmen, 2 Surgeon's Mates, 1 Captain's clerk, 1 Master at Arms, 1 Corporal, 1 Armourer, 3 do Mates, 1 Sail Maker, 1 Perser, 1 do Steward, 3 Boatswain's Mates. 3 do Carpenters, 2 do Gunners, 6 Carpenter's crew, 1 Cook, 1 Coxswain, 6 Quarter Masters, 4 Quarter Gunners, 79 Seaman, 22 Marines, 1 Subaltern, 1 Sergeant, 1 Corporal, 1 Drummer, Total 160, but at a muster at sea in August 1787 a total of 136 men could be found on board. Skippered by: Captain John Hunter. Built in 1780 as the "Berwick" for the East India trade. She was badly burnt in a fire and was bought and rebuilt by the Navy in 1786 and renamed "Sirius". Sirius's hull was well built of teakwood and her bottom was covered in copper. She was painted bright yellow with a broad black band near the waterline. After her arrival in Port Jackson she remained as a supply ship and sailed to the Cape of Good Hope in October 1788 to obtain food supplies for the starving colony. After returning, she was eventually wrecked off Norfolk Island during a gale on the 14th April 1790.
26 Jan 1788 Botany Bay LA BOUSSOLE (Compass) - Master: Jean François de la PerouseL'ASTROLABE - Master: Captain de Clonard.

Footnotes:Many books, charts and pictures have shown the Borrowdale as 372 tons when fact she was only 272 tons (a). As such, many pictures have shown her as 3 Masted, when in fact she was about the same length as the Friendship. - H.M.S. Supply, Friendship have been drawn with 2 main masts.
ref *1 Shipping Arrivals & Departures Sydney, 1788-1825 by J.S.Cumpston, Published 1977, Canberra, National Library of Australia. From: "An account of English Colony in New South Wales" By Lt. Colonel David Collins Vol I The number of Convicts given, are usually the numbers landed in Sydney. 2 One of Australia's Great Artist - Mr Frank Allen was a self-taught artist, who was brought up on an island off the Queensland coast and spent most of his younger years at sea where he developed a fascination for old sailing ships. Whilst later working life has been spent as a commercial artist, his spare time has been devoted to the study of Maritime history. The project of painting the ships of the First Fleet involved many long hours of research and hundreds of sketches, before pencil was transformed to watercolour. No plans or draughts, apart from H.M.S. (His/Her Majesty Ship) Sirius and Supply, these having been bought by the Navy - records have survived over 200 years and still exists. The other 9 merchant ships had no central body to keep details at that time. Throughout 2 years of study history books and sketching details. It was possible to build a fairly accurate picture of shipbuilding of that period. In some instances, as in the case of the "Borrowdale" it was not possible to determine, even though this research, as to whether it had a figurehead, scroll-head or neither. As a consequence, it was painted in stern view, so as not be historically misleading. With this information at hand it was possible to depict accurately the people on board in correct perspective to the ship's size and makes one realise how unbelievably courageous the forefathers of Australia were.
Convicts, Children, Marines & Crews We mermaids are tired of being sex symbols. Overfishing is endangering our sisterhood and water babies. Maps of First Fleet ***

The Impress Service
The organisation at the ports charged with obtaining seamen was known as the Impress Service. The Impress service was limited to seizing men who were seamen, a word given a broad interpretation. The age limits were set at 18 to 55 years of age, frequently these limits were ignored. The word 'press' itself was a corruption, in regular use at the end of the Eighteenth Century, of the word prest. It came from the old French prest which was a loan or advance. A man paid the Kings shilling to enlist became an imprest or prest man.
The Impress Service covered every port in Great Britain.
Each major port had a captain in charge, while smaller
ports had a lieutenant. These officers were rarely
seagoing men, and often this was the only alternative
to being on half pay. The senior officer was known as
the Regulating Officer, and the headquarters chosen
was called the Rendezvous. Having set up the
Rendezvous, the Regulating officer would then hire
some of the local hard men as 'gangers', to form the
Press Gang (on land the press gang was rarely
formed by sailors).
Being one of the gangers was perhaps the only sure fire way of not being pressed. The Gang was then sent out and roamed the surrounding countryside in search of suitable recruits.The gang were paid money for travel, 3d per mile for officers 1d for men, and money per man pressed, anything up to 10 shillings. The scope for corruption was large, many men would bribe their way out of the gangs clutches, for a prosperous man a £10 bribe to the press gang was a small price to pay for his continued liberty.
The press was not new at the time of the
Napoleonic wars, it had been in existence in one
form or another for centuries, and slowly certain
rules had evolved about thetaking of men for service
at sea. Merchant ships provided obvious targets for
the press gang and captains would board
merchant ships to take off any men he might want,
officers and apprentices were exempt. Many merchant
captains built hideaways for one or two particularly
valuable men to hide in if the press gang came aboard.
The rule was that the captain had to leave enough men
on board to 'navigate the ship', again a phrase open to wide interpretation.
*Although the system of impressment seems harsh and arbitrary to us now, at the time it was accepted if not popular. The civil authorities on shore would often do everything in their power to disrupt the operations of the Press Gang. Many men were pressed into service, and reading their descriptions we can see that once caught they usually accepted their fate with equanimity, at least until they had a chance to escape. The Navy knew that the chances of a man running were highest at the start of his service, desertion rates progressively dropped off up to 18 months in service. After 18 months the desertion rate was very low. If a man deserted his ship an R was put against his name for Run. Avoidance of the Press Gang was a practiced art form and they were unlikely to pick up many men by storming around a town flaming brands in hand. Running battles were frequently fought between the Press Gang and locals, often trying to retrieve a man captured An example of a press warrant, issued to a ships captain in 1809 by the warrant

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Aus­tral­ia may need an in­fu­sion of ele­phants and oth­er large mam­mals to solve its per­sist­ent ec­o­log­i­cal and wild­fire prob­lems, a sci­ent­ist pro­poses.

Ecol­o­gist Da­vid Bow­man of the Uni­vers­ity of Tas­ma­nia in Aus­tral­ia cites out-of-con­trol fires and bur­geon­ing fe­ral-animal popula­t­ions as quan­daries af­flict­ing the Land Down Un­der. Both could be solved by in­tro­duc­ing large mam­mals, as well as pay­ing ab­o­rig­i­nal hunters to con­trol the fe­ral an­i­mals and re­store the old prac­tice of patch burn­ing, he ar­gues. Patch burn­ing is a form of con­trolled burn­ing in­tend­ed to clean out and re­new bio­lo­gical re­sources.

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Feb. 7 will mark the three-year an­ni­ver­sa­ry of “Black Sat­ur­day,” when nearly 200 peo­ple died in a mas­sive fire­storm in south­ern Aus­tral­ia. Fires are a con­stant con­cern in the con­ti­nent, said Bow­ma­n, but so are its thriv­ing popula­t­ions of fe­ral pigs, camels, hors­es and cat­tle, among oth­ers.

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William and Mariah's first child, William, was baptised on Sunday 25th May 1788
A wedding was celebrated at St Phillip's, Sydney, on 13 February 1789, between William Nash, a marine, and Maria Haynes, a convict, in the presence of Elizabeth Gratten and Samuel Barnes (Chaplain's clerk)
Mariah Haynes is not listed in John Cobley's 'Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts'
By 1803 William & Maria had separated, and she took the children with her. Maria later became associated with two other men, Robert Guy and in 1816, with William Neale.

6 Children1. William Nash born on 25 May 1788, buried on Friday 19th June 1789, a marine's child.
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Go away, whitefella! This bin blackfella country.


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Lolita, my heartthrob of the 60's.

Below: Light of my life, fire of my loins... The image that will never age: "Lolita"

(Stanley Kubrick, 1962).


We come in Third with Williams.


is a patronymic form of the name William that originated in medieval England[2] and later came to be extremely popular in Wales. The meaning is derived from son or descendant of Guillemin, the French form of William. Derived from an Old French given name with Germanicelements; will = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection.[3] It is the second most common surname in Wales and the third most common surname in the whole of the United Kingdom, the third most common in the United States of America and Australia and the fifth most common inNew Zealand.[4]

Old Harry Williams was asked how was it that the long list of Williams lead by far those of Nash over the last couple of hundred years.

"Well, let's see.Them Nashes they was more posh and they kept the family bible, so we lot had nothing to read at night.There was no T.V. in them days, and we didn't want to waste candles, so we used to all jump in bed together and make more Williams's."


Statistics are drawn from Australian government records of 2007.[1]

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Australia. The first fleet sailed from England in 1787 carrying marine William Nash and his common law wife Maria Haynes. They were the progenitors of an extensive Nash family in Australia. Another early settler was Andrew Nash. He had acquired the Woolpack Inn in Parramatta in 1821 and became well-known for the prowess of his racehorses. A later settler from Wiltshire was James Nash. He discovered gold along the Mary river in Queenland and helped precipitate the second Australian gold rush.

There were also Nash convicts in Australia. Some thrived; Robert Nash, transported on the Albemarle in 1791; John Nash on the Eleanor in 1831; and Michael Nash from Limerick, on the Rodney in 1851.

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This is my niece in the Philippines who
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Neither here nor there.

If a man was on an escalator, but walking back down it and the elevator was located in a revolving restaurant on a large airliner going in a southerly direction and the earth was revolving on its axis and at the same time was travelling in an elliptical path around the sun, which was travelling around the galaxy, which was many movements was the man travelling in?

Wild man of North Australia.

I met Michael (Tarzan) Fomenko(shown here at 81 years) son of a Russian Princess when I was 18 and he was twenty. He was a handsome young man. I was in love with his sister Nina Fomenko, who was gracious to me but held my ardour at arms' length. In later years I met her in North Queensland where she and her husband Brian Patrick Donnellan were cutting cane. They had no mattress to sleep on, so I bought them one. Nina was always beautiful. (Ric)

Toonoom Falls
Situated in the heart of Royal National Park to the south of Sydney, Toonoum Falls is a pretty, 5 metre high waterfall alongside Sir Bertram Steven Drive not far from the Garie turnoff. The photo shows the falls in flood.
Location: Royal National Park.

In the fifties, I lived close to here in a rock shelter once used by Aborigines. I used to swim in this creek a little further down the hill. My family thought I was crazy and I probably was, but life here on the edge of the National Park was idyllic if you could bear the flies, mosquitoes, snakes and centipedes.. (Ric)

Aussie Little Nasties.
HMS Sirius, the main Naval ship with the First Fleet, under Captain John Hunter RN. Had been built in 1780 as Berwick for the East Indies run, badly burned in a fire, and rebuilt by Navy, renamed Sirius, finally wrecked off Norfolk Island on the 14th. of April 1790

HMS Sirius, the main Naval ship with the First Fleet, under Captain John Hunter RN.
Had been built in 1780 as Berwick for the East Indies run, badly burned in a fire, and rebuilt by Navy, renamed Sirius, finally wrecked off Norfolk Island on the 14th. of April 1790.

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*The Australian Lyre Bird is the world's best imitator; able to mimic the calls of 15 different species of birds in their locality and string the calls into a melody. Also been known to mimic the sound mobile phones.

*The echidna is such a unique animal that it is classified in a special class of mammals known asmonotremes, which it shares only with the platypus. The echidna lays eggs like a duck but suckles its young in a pouch like a kangaroo. For no apparent reason, it may decide to conserve energy by dropping its body temperature to 4 degrees and remain at that temperature from 4 to 120 days. Lab experiments have shown that the echidna is more intelligent that a cat and it has been seen using its spikes, feet and beaks to climb up crevices like a mountaineer edging up a rock chimney.

*Purple wallaby - The Purple-neck Rock Wallaby [Petrogale Purpureicollis], inhabits the Mt Isa region in Northwest Queensland. The Wallaby secretes a dye that transforms its face and neck into colours ranging from light pink to bright purple.

*The Fierce Snake or Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom of any snake. Maximum yield recorded (for one bite) is 110mg. That would probably be enough to kill over 100 people or 250,000 mice.

*The Wombat deposits square poos on logs, rocks and even upright sticks that it uses tomark its territory.

*A 10kg Tasmanian Devil is able to exert the same biting pressure as a 40kg dog. It can also eat almost a third of its body weight in a single feeding.

*Australia is the smallest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent in the world. It is the only country which is also a whole continent.

*Over 90% of Australia is dry, flat and arid. Almost three-quarters of the land cannot support agriculture in any form.

*A baby kangaroo at the time of its birth measures 2 centimetres.

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*Kangaroos need very little water to survive and are capable of going for months without drinking at all. When they do need water, they dig 'wells' for themselves; frequently going as deep as three or four feet. These 'kangaroo pits' are a common source of water for other animals living in the kangaroo's environment.

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*A kangaroo being chased by a dog may jump into a dam. If the dog gives chase, the kangaroo may turn towards the dog, then use its paws to push the dogs head underwater in order to drown it.

*Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

*A monotreme is a animal that lays eggs and suckles its young. The world's only monotremes are the platypus and the echidna.

*The male platypus has a poisonous spine that can kill a dog and inflict immense pain on a human.

*When a specimen of the platypus was first sent to England, it was believed the Australians had played a joke by sewing the bill of a duck onto a rat.

*Box Jelly fish - The box jellyfish is considered the world's most venomous marine creature. The box jellyfish has killed more people in Australia than stonefish, sharks and crocodiles combined.

*The Sydney Funnelweb spider is considered the world's most deadly spider. It is the only spider that has killed people in less than 2 hours. Its fangs are powerful enough to bite through gloves and fingernails. The only animals without immunity to the funnelweb's venom are humans and monkeys.

*Lung fish - Queensland is home to lung fish, a living fossil from the Triassic period 350 million years ago.


*It is estimated that by the time transportation ended in 1868, 40 per cent of Australia's English-speaking population were convicts.
*A census taken in 1828 found that half the population of NSW were Convicts, and that former Convicts made up nearly half of the free population.

*In 2007, it was estimated that 22 per cent of living Australians had a convict ancestor.

*Convicts were not sent to Australia for serious crimes. Serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or impersonating an Egyptian were given the death sentence in England.

*Crimes punishable by transportation included recommending that politicians get paid, starting a union, stealing fish from a river or pond, embezzlement, receiving or buying stolen goods, setting fire to underwood, petty theft, or being suspected of supporting Irish terrorism.

* Alcohol- It has been reported that the first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per head of population than any other community in the history of mankind.

* Police force - Australia's first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts.

* Mass moonings - In 1832, 300 female Convicts at the Cascade Female Factory mooned the Governor of Tasmania during a chapel service. It was said that in a "rare moment of collusion with the Convict women, the ladies in the Governor's party could not control their laughter.

Photo of the arrival of the Lady Juliana at Sydney Cove.

The arrival of the Lady Juliana at Sydney Cove.

Photo of Ann Marsh managing her company, the Parramatta River Boat Service.

Ann Marsh managing her company, the Parramatta River Boat Service.

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