August – November Happenings

The Next Meeting of The First Fleet Fellowship Vic Inc. will be held on
Sunday – 16 November 2014 at 1.00pm (Committee meets 10.30 am) 

Venue:   Meeting Room, Mission to Seafarers 717 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Parking available in the Multi Storey Car Park next door to the Mission in Siddeley Street Melbourne (street entrances from Flinders Street)  :Flat rate of $11.00 Sundays There is also all day parking at the rear (access drive at the back of the Mission) – weekend rates apply
City Circle Trams pass the Mission doors and its in walking distance from the Southern Cross Railway Station

CCF01062014_00000 Members celebrated their 30th Anniversary on 25 May 2014 – a mile stone in the history of the Fellowship

Cheryl's Poppies for the 5000 Poppies project

Cheryl’s Poppies for the 5000 Poppies project

Two new stories have been added to Honouring 1914 -1918 for descendants of Philip Gidley King and William Nash and wife Maria Haynes.

If your are a First Fleeter and would like to see stories of your WW1 descendants on our site, please make contact.

CCF29072014_00000 Melbourne Regatta – Get on Board Members will be supporting this function in the Docklands Library, on Sunday 30 August. If your are out and about, come along and say hello.

 Do You Know About the      200th anniversary of the death of Matthew Flinders.
Matthew Flinders with 'Trim" the cat by Sculptur Mark Richards

Matthew Flinders with ‘Trim” the cat by Sculptur Mark Richards

A statue was unveiled by Prince William at Australia House London of Flinders kneeing with his cat ‘Trim’ behind on 21 July 2014.  In the afternoon it was relocated to the concourse at Euston Station. and the 200th anniversary of the death of Admiral Arthur Phillip.

Arthur Phillip Ledger Stone, Westminister Abbey

Arthur Phillip Ledger Stone, Westminister Abbey

A memorial ledger stone carved out of Sydney Stone was unveiled in Westminister Abbey by the Duke of Edinburgh on 10 July 2014.

In Bath, where Phillip lived from 1806 to 1814 at 19 Bennett Street, a beautiful commemorative bronze armillary sphere mounted on a carved Bath Stone base was unveiled on 12 July 2014.