John McDonald (circa 1763-1788).



John McDonald joined Sirius on 27 December 1786 as able seaman aged 23 from Cork, Ireland. On 29 January 1788 he was discharged to Supply: he died as William at sick quarters on 10 April 1788.





To The Memory of

John McDonald.


The sea is quiet.

No bells from church and harbor,

Almost six and light is spreading now,

My life has ended and I feel stillness everywhere.




Founders of Australia.


Verse J. Mortimer # 6409.

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