IN THIS YEAR – 1808 – 200 YEARS BACK

 

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LETS GO BACK TO  1808. 200 years ago for dramatic effect. Let’s take a look at the Newspapers and see what was happening. The First Fleet arrived in 1788 . The colony therefore was 20 years established. Thomas Sanders, John Curtis, Ann Moran and Francis Prendergast had been transported for their crimes in England and were living in NSW.

1808 was the year of  the RUM REBELLION
Rebellion: ‘the ever memorable 26 January 1808’

bannerRUM REBELLION 08

 

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1211002

Australia’s First Presbyterian Church was built. ST ENOCH’S at EBENEZER.

 

 

 

1808: Saturday 6 February, 1808: American Capt. Mayhew Folger in Topaz is off Pitcairn Island and thinks he sees smoke. He is surprised as he thought Cataret had described the island as unpopulated. Not until after February 1808, was it known that Pitcairn Island had become Fletcher Christian’s hideaway.
See Robert V. J. Varman, The Bounty-Tahitian Genealogies of Pitcairn Island descendants on Norfolk Island. Central Coast, NSW, 1992

FOR MORE READ ON : BLACKHEATH CONNECTION

http://www.danbyrnes.com.au/blackheath/ships3.htm

SITES WHICH TELL OF EVENTS IN 1808

 

 

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LYNNE SANDERS-BRAITHWAITE (BELL) . AN ELDERWOMAN RESEARCHING FROM RALEIGH NEAR URUNGA IN THE BELLINGEN SHIRE OF NSW AUSTRALIA

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