North American Circa 1754—1788 Died at
Henry Fitzgerald from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was one of
the more than a dozen North Americans known to have
sailed with the First Fleet, and one of the two from
Canada. He joined Sirius as an able seaman
aged 32 on 23 March 1787.
He died at sea on 13 December 1788, having made a will
to fellow crew member James Wilson, also from North
To The Memory of
The ship was rearing through the moving
beyond the path of whales, when Henry
found his resting place at ebb tide.
The evening star did shine in full that
maybe in honour of Henry Fitzgerald.
(The cause of death may have been scurvy)
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.