St. John’s First Fleeters is a collection of biographies about the First Fleeters buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta and two feature essays about the history and significance of the cemetery.
The collection, edited by Michaela Ann Cameron, is being researched and written by a team of historians. The biographical essays are being published gradually from 2016 onwards.
Over 50 First Fleeters are buried in the cemetery, but the majority have no memorial plaques and lie in unmarked graves. Ultimately, a complete list of the First Fleeters buried at the cemetery will appear on this page. The full-length biographies completed thus far and currently available can be accessed below.
This project has been supported through a Parramatta City Council Community Grant.
This project has been assisted by funds allocated to the Royal Australian Historical Society through the Heritage Branch of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Editing, Multimedia, and Publishing: Michaela Ann Cameron
Research Assistance: Jennifer Follers, The Fellowship of First Fleeters
Dicky Bennelong (coming soon)