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Little day trip to Portsmouth to see where my ancestors were deported from 🌊 #aussiesabroad #travel #uk #daytrip #portsmouth #firstfleet #beach

My dad dressed as a seaman drawing the first fleet landing of our ancestors #firstfleet #thesirius #firstfleeters #theaplogy

Great day travelling north in Oz! #pitviper #firstfleet #winetasting

Our Manly Ferry and First Fleeter heading out on another mission, as our Rivercat returns from the Parramatta river. #TeamAustralia🇦🇺 #enjoySydneyHarbour🇦🇺 #EnjoySydneybyFerry🇦🇺 #ManlyFerry #FirstFleet #Rivercat #timelapse

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History: First Fleet Journal Writing 🚢🗺 In History we have been focusing on the First Fleet. The students completed an inquiry task and then had to complete a journal entry from the point of view of a 10 year old who was on board one of the ships. I was so impressed with the level of detail each student included in their journal entry. I am not sure what I was thinking when I suggested that tea bag staining and burning the edges of the journal paper was a good idea for an entire class of kids. We got there!
#wowwork #firstfleet #journalwriting #teabagstaining #HASS #History #teachertribe #aussieteachertribe #aussieteachers #iteachfourth #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #aussieteachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

I'm sorry but this is #fricken #hilarious 😂! The #statelibrarynsw sent my father a letter as you can see here from 10th November 1981. In it the person says, "it may in time become the only copy in existence"
When I was given this by my mother recently, as my father has now passed away (in 2015), I lost it completely over this line in the letter! Speaking of the only copy, this is probably the only copy of the letter; as back then there were no computers and it was hand typed.
The librarian for whom this was typed up for was named R.F. #doust. I don't know if they are still alive, but this letter has brought me great joy. I don't know if the notion that this chart would be the only one in existence, but I like their turn of phase.. Lol!
#statelibrarynsw #doust #firstfleet

What a terrific walk. Mile after mile around the west of Botany Bay. Stopping here at Cook Park close to the 1st Fleet Landing memorial at Brighton Le Sands. #jamescook #firstfleet #botanybay #newsouthwales #heritagewalk #cookpark #sydney in the distance.

The Horse Parapet, by @jonathanvenwell. This #horse has been proudly yet soundlessly “tlot-tlot-ing” on the corner of Church & Macquarie Streets, #Parramatta since 1881. But have you ever wondered what other structures were here in the decades before 1881?

According to the State Heritage Register, from c.1790 this allotment contained 2 #convict huts. The inhabitants of those huts enjoyed a convenient location, considering how close they were to the ‘Market-Place,’ now known as #CentenarySquare. The State Heritage Register also states James Wright, the Government baker, subsequently leased this property for a number of years. Wright was a convicted “highwayman” & was originally sentenced to death for the crime. However, his sentence was commuted & he came to the colony as a #FirstFleet convict instead. On arrival, Governor Phillip appointed him as Government Baker & ordered that he be leased land for his bakery (& presumably also his residence) in present-day Parramatta Park. Under Macquarie’s governorship, land in the vicinity of Old Government House was acquired to expand & more clearly demarcate the Governor's grand private Domain, so during this time Wright’s services as baker were dispensed with & he surrendered his premises to Government. It was most likely at this point that Wright was relocated to what became the #HorseParapet site. James Wright is one of more than 50 First Fleeters buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on O’Connell Street, just a 2-minute walk from the Lincraft exit from Westfield!

Read all about James Wright’s fascinating life story in the biography I wrote, JAMES WRIGHT: THE HIGHWAYMAN” on @stjohnscemeteryproject https://stjohnscemeteryproject.org/bio/james-wright/

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Image credit: Jonathan Venwell, @jonathanvenwell. “James Wright: The Highwayman,” was assisted by funds allocated to the @rahs_news through the Heritage Branch of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage as part of the “St. John’s First Fleeters” collection.
The collection has also been supported through a @cityofparramatta Community Grant.

#oldparramatta #OzHist #architecture #discoverparramatta #instawow #instadaily #instagood #picoftheday

Watching the planes makes me want to keep travelling. The first fleet landed just in that opening at the national park 🙃 #botanybay #firstfleet #jamescook #1770 #sydneyinternationalairport #beach #sydneywinter

I had some free time this morning, so I went back to St John's cemetery and found the grave I was looking for the first time around; the oldest grave in Australia with a headstone still in-situ.

Henry Dodd, died 28th January 1791. Servant of Govenor Phillip, Supervisor of convicts and First Fleeter (as a free man). #stjohnscemetery #oldestgraveinaustralia #oldestcemeteryinaustralia #parramatta #henrydodd #firstfleet

These First Fleet flip books from @ridgydidgeresources are the best! The content is straight to the point and the kids loved the activities ⚓️

CONVICT HISTORY with Ranger Jamie

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