Fellowship of First Fleeters
The Fellowship is an organisation comprised 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 9167 descendants have established their
lineage, and joined the Fellowship. Links have so far been
established in 137 families to
no fewer than 195 individual First
There are currently
over 1650 active members.
Membership is open to anyone
who can prove his or her relationship to a First Fleeter –
Convict, Marine, Seaman, Civilian (including Wives & Children) 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. There are currently
17 active Chapters covering Sydney suburbs,
the ACT, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Formation of additional Chapters is encouraged.
Chapter membership is available to bonafide Fellowship Members,