January 26, 1788, Sydney Cove – the arrival of Captain Arthur Phillip on HMS Supply.  With the First Fleet,  on board the ‘Scarborough’,   were convicts Nathaniel and Olivia, ancestors of Bill Cutler.

Bill, Vice-President of the Swan River Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters, will tell of  their  harrowing journey to the new colony,  their onward journey to Norfolk Island and what crimes his ancestors and others committed to earn them their unwanted passage to Australia.  He will also discuss how he went about his research to find his shady ancestors.

Friday, 23 January, 1.00 pm  @ Spearwood Library, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood

This is a Lunch & Listen presentation so bring your lunch or try one of our muffins.

Free event but please book


a ship which may or may not be from the first fleet