Fellowship of First Fleeters
The Fellowship is an organisation composed of
descendants of those who arrived in Sydney Cove with the First
Fleet on 26 January 1788.
The Fellowship was formed in
1968 and since then over 8000 descendants have established their
lineage and joined the Fellowship. Links have so far been
established in 136 families to
no fewer than 191 individual First
There are currently
over 1770 active members.
Membership is open to anyone
who can prove his or her relationship to a First Fleeter –
convict, marine, seaman or Government Official. Associate and
Friend membership is also welcomed.
The Fellowship has its headquarters in "First
Fleet House" at 105 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo, an historic
section of Sydney, and has
established a series of Chapters covering Sydney suburbs,
the ACT, Queensland and Western Australia.
Additional Chapter formation is being encouraged.
Chapter membership is available to bonafide Fellowship Members