St. John’s First Fleeters is a collection of peer-reviewed essays on the First Fleeters buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta and/or registered in the St. John’s Parish burial register, as well as 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 registered in the St. John’s Parish burials register, but the majority have no memorial plaques and lie in unmarked graves, exact location unknown. Ultimately, a complete list of St. John’s First Fleeters will appear on this page. The full-length essays completed thus far and currently available can be accessed below.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
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)