Founders – Magazine of FFF – Fellowship of First Fleeters (from UK)

Founders“, the magazine of the Fellowship of First Fleeters (from UK) has been published since 1968. Joan Adams held issues from 1987-2012- about 250 issues ! Anyone want to know what’s in the first 200 issues from 1968 to 1997? Apparently FFF has hard copies in bound volumes dating from the inception of FFF in 1968 at FFF House in Woolloomooloo.

Below is a listing of selected articles from “Founders” relating to John Small,Mary ParkerJames Bradley (& 3rd Fleeter Wife  Sarah Barnes), Peter Hibbs (& 2nd Fleeter Wife Maria {Mary} Pardoe), dating from 1987.

There’s also other items of interest eg Memorials to Arthur Phillip, Memorials to UK First and Second Fleets at Wallabadah.

Not to mention Charles Dickens’s two sons, Alfred d’Orsay Tennyson Dickens and Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, who had emigrated to Australia, and seemed to be forever on Struggle Street.  (Source : FFF FoundersVol. 36 No.5 Sept/Oct 2005.)

Vol. 43

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2012 – HMS Sirius Shipwreck added to National Heritage Register – at Norfolk Island (1790)
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2012 – First Fleet Park and Admiral Arthur Phillip
  • Issue 3 – May/Jume 2012 – Tracking the Master of the Scarborough1784-1892, Captain John Charles Marshall, born Ramsgate, Kent UK 15.2.1748 -died ?.?.1819 aged 71 years – Norfolk Island Founders Day March 2012 and March 2013
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2012 – 225th Anniversary of Departure of First Fleet – Memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2012 – Part 2 of the Voyage of the First Fleet Rio Bound – Drinking in the Colony (1788-1810)

Vol.42

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2011 – Matthew Flinders – Tamworth Cemetery Tour – The Health of the Fleet Part 1
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2011 – Lord Sydney – The Health of the Fleet Part 2 – The Norfolk Island Coat of Arms – The Floating Brothel Lady Juliana
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2011 – Parramatta Female Factory – The Health of the Fleet Part 3
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2011 – Education- the First Twenty Years Part 1 –Bennelong‘s Grave – The Health of the Fleet Part 4
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2011 – The First Fleet-The Real Story by Emeritus Professor Alan Frost – Education the First Twenty Years Part 2 – The Health of the Fleet Part 5
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2011 – First Fleet Park – Education the First Twenty Years Part 3 – Discovery of Coal 1797

Vol. 41

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2010 – Tribute to Lachlan Macquarie– Hawkesbury Settlement Revealed & Black Armband Debate – John Hunter
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2010 – Governor Phillip Park – Rebirth ofBarangaroo Millers Point – Charles Dickens‘ Sons in Australia – Re-enactment at Wallabadah 2010 & Ray Collins-Cross OAM
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2010 – Plaque to 7  First Fleeters at St Annes, Ryde including James Bradley – William Parrish’s FF Ancestors Part 5 – Dunkirk in Plymouth where convicts held 1786-1787
    • Tips for Writing Interesting Family Histories by Carol Baxter– small booklet
      •  don’t give over-prominence to dates – reflect your protagonists dates in other well known events of the time – research the meaning of surnames
      • enliven your account of a voyage by describing ceremonies from other detailed descriptions and interpolate to your protagonists
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2010 – Vinegar Hill Uprising 1804 – NSW Conservatorium of Music – Norfolk Island
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2010 –  11 Convict Sites become UNESCO World Heritage Sites – LaPerouse Visit Impressions – John Small Last Surviving Convict 1859 or Edward Smith/Beckford ?
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2010 – Convict Sydney – Hyde Park Barracks – The Beginning of Civil Records from Lady Penrhyn 1787

Vol. 40

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2009 – Ray Collins-Cross Second Fleet Memorial Gardens opens at Wallabadah –
    Short History of FFF 68-93 Part 2 – Arthur Phillip – Norfolk Island 1790 Shipwreck of Sirius 1814 Island Abandoned 1825 Resettled as Penal Colony –  William Parrish‘s FF Ancestors Part 3
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2009 – Useful internet sites for Family History – Vale Dr Kathleen Mollie Gillen at 100 years
  • Issue 3 – May/june 2009 -1786-87 planning for the First Fleet – History Stroll Parramatta – James Ruse Plaque – Sirius Connection
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2009 – Bicentary of Ebenezer Church ie Australia’s Oldest – Mollie Gillen’s Founders of Australia being revised byMichael Flynn – Arthur Phillip – 11 Convict Sites possible UNESCOWorld Heritage Listing
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2009 – Why we should record our own stories for our children and grandchildren – William Parrish’s FF Ancestors Part 4 – Captain James Cook and Possession Island 1770
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2009 – Andrew Lysaght Park Wollongong burials include Jane/Jenny Rose in 1849 last Free Female survivor of First Fleet including Plaque and Burial Register of 300+ names – Irish Potato Famine of 1845 – Australia’s Currency 1787- 1817 – Family Search England http://www.maps.familysearch.org – Portable Soup

Vol. 39

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2008 – Life on the Prison Hulks – Nancy Irvine and The Sirius Letters – Early Pubs and Publicans – Australia’s First Chief Constable Kable continued
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2008 – Roses of the Heart Bonnetscommemorating each of 25,566 female convicts – Australia Convict Colony or not ? – Genealogical Codicial to Will to avoid disposal of records – Wallabadah First Fleet Memorial Garden
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2008 – Celebrating Roses of the Heart Bonnets commemorating each of 25,566 female convicts –   William Parrish‘s FF Ancestors Part 1 – John Redman at Norfolk Island Camperdown Cemetery
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2008 – Re-enacting the Re-enactment 1788 1988 – Tank Stream Uplifted – Chief Constable Edward Fletcher –   William Parrish‘s FF Ancestors Part 2 – Australia’s Birthstain Legacy of the Convict Era by Babette Smith – Henry and Susannah Kable
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2008 – FFF at the Old Courthouse in Wollongong –Governor Phillip – The Charlotte Medal – The First Fleet Online Journals Collection – First Fleet Online – Joseph Banks Josiah Wedgewood Medallions
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2008 – Books brought to Botany Bay 1788 Captain W Tench and William Dawes held at Camden Park – Pioneer Track at Beecroft from Midson Track to Roselea Stop 1 Small Connection Stop 6 Tunks Bridge Small Connection – Short History of FFF 1968-1993 Part 1

Vol. 38

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2007 – Thomas Arndell and Elizabeth Burley aliasDalton – Ann Sandlands Trial and Transport on Lady Penrhyn andJohn Winter – Elizabeth Sandlands Thomas Boulton
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2007 – Reverend William Scott NSW Government Astronomer
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2007 – Peter Christian‘s visit to Portsmouth – Roses from the Heart Bonnet project
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2007 – Peter Hibbs Reunion Sept 9 2007  Betty Warn 42942735 Roy Cox 43771128 Elaine Young 98746272 –Arthur Phillip – Convict Bonnet Project
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2007 – Australia’s First Chief Constable Henry Kable
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2007 – Australia’s First Chief Constable – Henry andSusannah Kable

Vol. 37

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2006 – Celebrate Anniversary of Departure of First Fleet
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2006 – Tour of Goulburn – First Fleet House Library – Save Our Census 2006
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2006 – Joan Adams wins Blue FFF Windcheater
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2006 – Thomas Arndell – Family History Workshop Leonie Doorey at First Fleet House 105 Cathedral St Woolloomooloo
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2006
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2006 – Thomas Arndell

Vol. 36

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2005 – The Charles Cutts Ormsby Letters on theSirius at NSW State Library – The Story Tellers  a Poem – Jacob Nagle First Fleeter on The Sirius  buried in Ohio, America – Mollie Gillen The Founders of Australia – The Nagle Journal – Lachlan Macquarie 1761-1824
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2005 – Norfolk Island Foundation Day Celebrations March 2005 – Peter Hibbs Able Seaman on the Siriusand Colonial Master of the Norfolk which replaced the Sirius after its wreck at Norfolk Island, accompanying Matthew Flinders and George Bass on their circumnavigation of Tasmania in 1798 to prove it was an island and in Tasmania there is Point Hibbs, Hibbs Bay, Hibbs River, Hibbs Pyramid – skilled in handling the Norfolk in very bad weather;Norfolk replica built by Bern Cuthberson and re-enacted the circumnavigation in 1998 and followed Norfolk’s voyage up the east coast of the mainland as far as the Glasshouse Mountains, then sailed up the Hawkesbury and at Spencer where Mangrove Creek joins the Hawkesbury he moored the Norfolk for the Hibbs Family Reunion at Hibbs Point
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2005
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2005
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2005 – Hibbs Reunion held Sept 15 2005 in grounds of Holy Trinity Church, Spencer – Charles Dickens and First UK Fleet family  in Australia
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2005

Vol. 35

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2004 – First Fleet Historic Site Tour Locations
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2004
  • Issue 3 –  May/June 2004 – Ships of the First Fleet
  • Issue 4 –  July/Aug 2004 – Early Church Records – Hibbs Reunion 12 Sept 2004 – Holy Trinity Church, Spencer
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2004 – First Fleet Heritage Walk – also note there is a typo on the front of this newsletter – ie printed as Volume 34 No.5 instead of Volume 35. No.5
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2004 – Road Builders Memorial

Vol 34

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2003
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2003
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2003 – Ships of the First Fleet
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2004 – Frederick Meredith Steward to CaptainJohn Marshall of the Scarborough – Cockatoo Island – Old Bailey Convicts Online
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2004
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2004 – The Old Cemeteries

Vol. 33

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2002
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2002 – William Charles Wentworth born in 1790 on way to Norfolk Island, father was Assistant Surgeon cum Superintendent of Police – Frederick Meredith Steward to CaptainJohn Marshall of the Scarborough
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2002 – The Prison Hulks – America and Botany Bay
  • Issues 4/5 – July/October 2002
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2002 – The Garrison Church at The Rocks – Political Correctness and Australian Colonial History

Vol. 32

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2001
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2001 – Leaving Norfolk Island with incentive Land Grants
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2001 – Norfolk Island
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2001 – Finding First Fleet Ancestors
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2001
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2001 – Thomas Arndell First Fleet Surgeon

Vol. 31

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 2000
  • Issue 2 – March/April 2000 – John & Mary Small Descendents Association – Weapons of the First Fleet
  • Issue 3 – May/June 2000
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 2000 – James Squire UK First Fleet Convict and Grandson James Squire Farnell who became Premier of NSW – Hibbs Reunion September 10 2000
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 2000
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 2000

Vol.30

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1999 Glebe Cemetery East Maitland- Green Hills Burial Grounds Windsor – Relationship Chart
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1999 – Green Hills Burial Grounds Windsor
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1999 – Glebe Cemetery East Maitland – Mormons Genealogy http://www.familysearch.org – Convict Families that made Australia Dr C.J. Smee
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1999 – Hibbs Reunion – John and Mary SmallDescendents Association – Speech by A.J. Myers
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1999 – First Fleeters Trip to Tasmania
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1999 – Small Association

Vol. 29

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1998
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1998 – Speech by Arthur Ingham Myers on cooperation within families in doing family history research
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1998 – Hibbs Family Reunion – John and Mary Small Descendents Association – Speech by Peter Christian on preparing and during the First Fleet Journey from the UK – Joadja Creek- Green Hills Burial Ground Windsor – John and Mary SmallDescendents Association – Welcome Wall
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1998
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1998 – Hibbs Pardoe Reunion held second Sunday in September each year at Spencer Community Hall – John Small and Mary Parker
  • Issue 6 – Nov/DEc 1998 – Green Hills Burial Ground – Norfolk Island –John and Mary Small Descendents Association – 1988 Bicentennial Publication

Vol. 28

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1997
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1997 – John Shortland First Fleeter & Family
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1997 – Small Family Association
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1997 – Old Burial Ground South Creek Bridge Street Windsor
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1997
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1997 – HMS Sirius Nameplate Handover

Vol. 27

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1996 – Fourth Fleet Families of Australia – The Church in the First Settlement
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1996 – Joadja Creek – Small Family Reunion 1996 – The Heritage Significance of St Anne’s Churchyard Ryde includingJohn Small reference
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1996 – Kiama Family History Centre – Mitchell Library
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1996 – Small Family Reunion 1996 – Waverley Cemetery
  • Issue 5 – Sept/oct 1996 – History House 133 Macquarie Street Sydney – RAN’s Historic Mansions
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1996 – Maitland the Hub of the Hunter including Morpeth – Small Family Reunion

Vol. 26

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1995 – Background to the Settlement of NSW – Katrina Elise Christian membership
  • Issue 2 – March/April – The Darug and their Neighbours- Small Family Association
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1995 – The First Government House Site
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1995 – My Endeavour Encounter – Museum of Sydney issues – political correctness
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1995 – Small Family Association
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1995 – Holy Trinity Church Kelso where RectorGeorge Spencer Oaks 1894-1924

Vol. 25

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1994 -The Friendly Islands – preserving your photographic history
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1994 –  Jewish convicts in the First Fleet – Transportees Monsters or Misunderstood
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1994 – Small Family Association – Early Councils of the City of Sydney – Councils legislation enacted in 1842]
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1994 – Small Family Association – Sirius Australia’s First Flagship – Convict Database – Book Review on the Search for Mary Ann Researching Women Ancestors in Australia by Lenore Frost
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1994
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1994 – Arthur Phillip Memorial – Small Family Association

Vol. 24

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1993
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1993 – Colonial Evening Dress – James Bradleyplaque dedicated at St Annes Ryde
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1993 – Silver Jubilee of Fellowship of First Fleeters
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1993 – Small Family Association – Historic Shipwrecks Act Amnesty
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1993 – Justice and Police Museum
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1993  – Small Family Association – Health and Healing with the First Fleet Surgeons – LaPerouse Museum
    • Tips on How to Become a Published Historian by Graeme Eggins assembling it – bound (these days it would often be web based) not in boxes – sort your information into discrete groups – family stories and annecdotes; events concerning one person or place; miscellaneous information
    • turning the material into a narrative – start with four folders and work chronologically forward – start by marking one folder say pre 1880 – then mark other folders with later relevant periods; with notes & references that cover several periods then copy them and put into each relevant folder; if information date is uncertain put it into the most likely folder – repeat for maps and photos; mark another four folders References & Acknowledgements, Introduction, Pedigrees and then Unplaced. Sort your notes into these folders
    • decide if you are going to write chronologically or say dealing with various branches of the family in their own chapters (or web sites) – or follow the history of a family heirloom
    • break your notes into manageable packets – the headings on the folders become the chapters of your publication (or sub pages in web site) – give each chapter a number (ie Index on web page)
    • review your folders – which one contains the most interesting & best research material- start with it – combine all its material into one narrative & don’t worry about style – just get it into one narrativecontinue with the rest of your material until you have your first draft
    • review your draft and polish it and cut it by a quarter – now write the Introduction – explain what it covers, briefly highlighting some of the main characters and events
    • decide on what maps to use
    • identify your sources
    • use pictures – photographs and sketches
    • captions under photographs should give detail that is not immediately apparent
    • get someone to read what you’ve written to see if they understand it
    • prefer simple, concrete words and phrases to complex and abstract ones – clarity
    • be consistent in method of writing dates
    • whatever you can do, dream you can do, begin it – Goethe

Vol. 23

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1992 – First Fleeter Aboriginal Interactions – The Second Fleet Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 – 200 Years of Land Titles 1792to 1992
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1992  Mary (Parker) Small Memorial Field of Mars Cemetery Ryde – More First Fleeter Aboriginal Interactions
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1992 – Sydney Gazette extracts
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1992 – James Bradley Appeal – headstone in a broken mess
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1992 – Mary (Parker) Small Memorial Dedication – Peter Hibbs Reunion
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1992 – James Bradley memorial plaque to be installed at St Annes Ryde Feb 14 1993 – John and Mary SmallCanadian Branch

Vol. 22

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1991 – John Small and James Bradley buried at St Annes Ryde
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1991 – Origin of the The Rising Sun Badge in the Australian  Military- First Fleeters and their interaction with Aboriginals
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1991
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1994
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1991 – John Small Memorial at St Annes Ryde – 13.10.1991 – unveiling the Sirius Sculpture at Portsmouth given by City Of Kuring-gai and City of Sydney to City of Portsmouth
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1991 – Dedication Service for John Small at St Annes Ryde- Rum Rebellion of 1806 – Clare May Adams membership of First Fleeters

Vol. 21

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1990 – Family Associations John & Mary SmallDescendents Association – Bas Relief of Sirius on a Gigantic Rock unveiled at Mosman Bay
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1990 – HMS Sirius Plaque 13th May 1991 to Portsmouth at Guildhall Square – First Fleeter Descendents at Gallipoli including from John Small/Mary Parker
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1990 – The Second Fleet A Bicentennial – Second Fleet Families of Australia – CJ Smee
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1990 – Australian Heritage Flag presented to HMSSirius at Portsmouth 11.5.1987 & Sirius Plaque to be presented to Portsmouth 13.5.1991
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1990
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1990 – The Secret History of the Convict Colony – Contracting the Ships of the First Fleet

Vol. 20

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1989
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1989 – Index of NSW Land Selectors – 1861 Robertson Land Act
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1989 – Short History of Fellowship of First Fleeters
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1989 – Portsmouth Cathedral Appeal – What is a family historian ?
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1989 – Memorial to Admiral Sir Arthur Phillip RN, First Governor NSW
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1989

Vol. 19

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1988 – Plaque Dedication services, NSW Birth Deaths & Marriages Search Services – List of First Fleeters buried in Tasmani
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1988 – Plaque Dedication services
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1988 – Plaque Dedication services
  • Issue 4 – July/Aug 1988 – First Fleet House opened – Plaque Dedication services
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1988 – Plaque Dedication services – Historic Casula
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1988 – First Fleet Families of Australia  by CJ Smee – descendents of Joshua Peck – Plaque Dedication services

Vol. 18

  • Issue 1 – Jan/Feb 1987 – missing – hadn’t joined
  • Issue 2 – March/April 1987 – missing – hadn’t joined
  • Issue 3 – May/June 1987 – letters to and fro – Sydney and Portsmouth – Plaque Dedication services
  • Issue 4 – July/ Aug 1987 –  Plaque Dedication services
  • Issue 5 – Sept/Oct 1987 – FFF’s Bicentennial Year –  Plaque Dedication services – Portsmouth 1987
  • Issue 6 – Nov/Dec 1987 – FFF’s Bicentennial Year –  Plaque Dedication services – Kerrie Anne Christian joined also Ian McKenzie Callcott and Lola Elspeth Callcott

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