The Fellowship of First Fleeters
is an organisation composed of descendants of those
who arrived in Sydney Cove, NSW, with the First Fleet on the 26th
Its main Objects are:--
To disseminate a deeper knowledge and create a
greater awareness of the part played by those Pioneers who arrived in
Sydney in 1788.
To ensure that the Country's National Day
(Australia Day - 26th January,) is acknowledged in a manner
and scale befitting the event.
To encourage an Australian patriotism and
strengthen the bonds of loyalty by all people living in Australia, irrespective
of their birthplace or origin, creed or party.
To maintain Australian traditions and ways of
life and to defend our National interests.
To welcome and extend hospitality to migrants
and visitors from overseas.
To foster a love of Australia and of Australian
Literature, History, Art and Music.
"To live on in the hearts and
minds of Descendants is never to die!"
The Fellowship was formed in 1968 and since its
formation membership has increased to over 7000.
Our membership is national including a few
members residing overseas. In 1988 we bought our own building at 105
Cathedral Street Woolloomooloo. First Fleet House is open Monday to
Friday, staffed by volunteers. It was incorporated in 1988. The
Fellowship takes an interest in matters historical, and is active in all
heritage matters relating to the First Fleet.
An important activity is the location and
identification of graves of First Fleeters, and a bronze plaque is then attached to the tombstone and an unveiling ceremony is
The Fellowship of First Fleeters
has several Chapters outside the Sydney Metropolitan area
A Chapter is not a separate identity but an
extension of the main body of Fellowship of First Fleeters.
Establishment of a Chapter must be approved by the Executive Committee.
Aims of a Chapter
To support the aims of the Fellowship of First Fleeters
To promote membership and provide information on
the Fellowship of First Fleeters
To promote interest in the First Fleet and their
To assist with education in Family History
research: to encourage and Support the sharing of information.
To promote and participate in social activities
of the Fellowship of First Fleeters and other
Local history organisations.
SOUTH COAST CHAPTER
The South Coast Chapter had it's
inaugural meeting on 7th Aug.
2001, with only a minority present.
Since then we have become a chapter active in
keeping heritage alive and sharing in Fellowship.
We have over 50 members who reside from Helensburgh to Burrill Lake
with 2 members corresponding from Cootamundra.
Meetings are held in a friendly atmosphere with
a relevant program, members share in a
light lunch & fellowship at the conclusion of the meeting. We hold 9
meetings a year on the 1st Tuesday of February, March, April,
June, July, August, September, October, November. The closest
Saturday to May 13th a luncheon is held to remembers
those who left Portsmouth with the First Fleet. The 1st
Saturday in December is our Christmas Luncheon.
meetings held at Scribbly Gum Room, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109
Princes Highway Dapto 2530 or at alternative venue The Café St Lukes Anglican Moombara
St Dapto 2530 – check Calendar page
to confirm details.
10.00am to 1.00pm
Outings: to places of historic interest
and events applicable to us.
Newsletter: A quarterly newsletter is sent to
all financial members.
Membership: Once a descendant of a First Fleet
arrival joins a chapter, their contact details are sent to First Fleet
Headquarters. The membership committee will
welcome & assist chapter members to produce lineal proof of their
For further information contact:
ph (02) 4267 1488 Email: email@example.com
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