Descendants of Peter Hibbs Reunion & First Fleeters Tour to Norfolk Island March 2015

Details are now available on First Fleeter Peter Hibbs Descendants reunion and other First Fleeters tour of Norfolk Island to also commemorate the 225th anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Sirius at the Island on March 19 1790. It was on Norfolk Island that Peter Hibbs met and married Lady Juliana Second Fleet convict Mary Pardoe, and where he received a land grant in 1796 – see No.54 at this link.

Here’s a lovely video of Norfolk Island by Adam Woodhams  of A Gardeners Clippings

Peter Hibbs descendant and South Coast Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters member Robyn Stanford is organizing the Peter Hibbs Descendants Reunion in conjunction with the Norfolk Island Travel Centre  – 13 – 20 March 2015 ex Sydney and 14-21 March 2015 ex Brisbane. Descendants of other First Fleeters are also welcome to join the tour. Download the information pack here  – and booking form here .

For more information on the Sirius  and Norfolk Island – click on the links  – the HMS Sirius – its sinking – eye witness accounts – as well as recovery of artefacts from the shipwreck – the World of Norfolk – the Museum – archaeological surveying of Norfolk – Norfolk’s Walking Tracks –  Norfolk Island on Facebook and  Peter Hibbs Facebook page 


And of course Allen Maunder’s “Sailing on the Hibbs Line” has lots of information on the history of Peter Hibbs, his wife Mary Pardoe and their family – plus there is some brief information on Peter Hibbs at the Every Maunder website  – click here – also see  Peter Hibbs on Wikipedia & Wikitree

Peter Hibbs - The Book ; "Sailing on the Hibbs Line" by Allen Maunder (1995)

Peter Hibbs – The Book ; “Sailing on the Hibbs Line” by Allen Maunder (1995)


About Kerrie Anne Christian

Interests - Travel, Photography, Developing Websites, Social Media, Writing, Local History, Researcher, Genealogy
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2 Responses to Descendants of Peter Hibbs Reunion & First Fleeters Tour to Norfolk Island March 2015

  1. Barbara Brown says:

    Hi my husband descendant is Peter Hibbs, but I thought i read one time you were also related thru the Small family, can you tell me if this is right,I can’t remember the Small names but they were the same as my best friends family. hope to hear from you Barbara Brown

    • hi Barbara, my husband is descended from First Fleet sailor Peter Hibbs’daughter Sarah who married a convict Francis Byrne. I am descended from First Fleet convicts John Small, Mary Parker and James Bradley. So your memory is correct cheers Kerrie Anne Christian

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