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Marines of the First Fleet Plaque : March 2014
Marines of the First Fleet Plaque : March 2014
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
Plaque erected in memory of the marines of the First Fleet.

Four companies of marines, comprising 213 men, commanded by Major Robert Ross, sailed with the First Fleet for Australia and remained in the Colony until their relief by the New South Wales Corps in 1791.

Location

Address:Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church, Millers Point, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858434
Long: 151.205546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Colonial
Actual Event STart Date:1786
Actual Event End Date:1792

Dedication

Front Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THE MARINES OF
THE FIRST FLEET
1786 -1792
"They had struggled here with greatly more than the common hardships of service "
                                  David Collins
                       Port Jackson, December 1791

Erected by the Australian Branches of the Royal Marines Association

 
Source: MA
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