Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day 2012

Happy Australia Day
everyone ..
Hope everyone has a great relaxing day
Im off to the Soccer
Melbourne Victory Vs Sydney
with no bbq for us today

On the 26th January 1788
Cpt Arthur Phillip
led the First Fleet into Australia.
 2 direct ancestors from my mothers side were among
the First Fleet passengers.
 Andrew stole 200lbs lead and was sentenced to 7 years transportation aboard the

This is a memorial plaque for Andrew,
Leticia was aboard the Prince of Wales
who was sentenced to 14 years transportation for
stealing 10 yards of printed cotton.
and embarked from Porthsmouth England
3rd May 1787
They were married 2nd March 1790
at Port Jackson.
They were then transported to Norfolk Island, then again to
Hobart Tasmania where they settled.

So without Andrew my family might not be here.
And interesting Leticia stole cotton
I have always wondered if she was a seamstess
and thats were i get my love of sewing from.

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