I am a proud 6th generation Aussie with 9 convicts in my family tree. Following is the interwoven tale of two of these men one a Convict Joseph Tuzo of First Fleet 1788 'Scarborough' & a Soldier Joseph Baylis of 2nd Fleet 1790 'Surprise'. Both spent time on Norfolk Island and both married convict women. Their children Johanna Golsby Tuzo & Benjamin Baylis both born in 1818 met and married in 1837 and the rest they say is History.
Australian National Anthem Today is Australia Day, January
"The thrill of hunting and researching, to share with all that are interested, so that future generations understand the enjoyment derived from the hunt; that which is genealogy.
Today in Australian History - 1 June - Pemulwuy, Killed and behead over land rights. Pemulwuy was the leader and a warrior of the Bidjigal people, who started to show his resistance at the arrival of the first fleet settlement in Australia in 1788 Read
Early Australian History - Convict Life in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, by Charles White
The wreck of a First Fleet ship which once carried Governor Phillip has been given National Heritage status.
First Fleet @ anchor in Sydney Cove NSW Australia / The left headland is where the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is now situated, and the Sydney Opera House now sits on the right-hand headland.
love the mural
1790 George III oval harewood and marquetry tea caddy