About Fellowship of First Fleeters


We are an organisation comprised of descendants of those who arrived in Sydney Cove with the First Fleet on 26 January 1788 & also those interested in the First Fleet.


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 Fleet Ancestors. 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.


Additionally, Associate and Friend memberships are also welcomed.


The Fellowship's headquarters is located in "First Fleet House" at 105 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo, an historic section of Sydney.


There are currently 17 active Chapters  covering Sydney suburbs, regional NSW, Victoria, the ACT, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.


Formation of additional Chapters is encouraged. Chapter membership is available to bonafide Fellowship Members, Associates and Friends.


Additional information on the First Fleet and the Fellowship of First Fleeters can be found at the links in the table below:



Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country

Governors of NSW
1788 - 2021

FFF Introductory



Founders FFF Magazine Admiral Arthur Phillip
 1814 - 2014:
200th Anniversary Journal
Directions to First Fleet House 50 Years of FFF Anniversary  Booklet  NEW!! 
Governor Arthur Phillip Compendium of Memorials
Objects of the Fellowship of First Fleeters First Fleet Facts NEW!! - Voyage of First Fleet  powerpoint -
First Fleet Route Map


Statement from the NSW Governor on the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Australian Condolence Book at the website of the Australian Governor General - click here.


New!!  A Compendium of  Memorials Honouring

Governor Arthur Phillip

An initiative of the Arthur Phillip Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters



Ships of the First Fleet

& Names of those who sailed on each Ship





 FFF FACEBOOK PAGE - Like us by clicking on the      tag  


FFF FACEBOOK GROUP - why not join us?



The Fellowship of First Fleeters (called herein the FFF) takes all care but accepts no responsibility for unsolicited materials. The FFF holds copyright to all content on its Web Site unless otherwise stated. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information on its Web Site, the Web Site Owner, The FFF accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or resultant consequences including any loss or damage arising from reliance on the information on the Web Site. The views expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the Webweaver or the Fellowship of First Fleeters

December 2021


First Fleet House

Office Address:

First Fleet House,

105 Cathedral St.


Sydney, NSW, 2011

Phone: 02 9360 3788

 E-mail: fffaus@optusnet.com.au


OFFICE HOURS Monday, Wednesday & Friday 

10.00am to 3.00pm

*Note; If visiting FF House to do Research, please

Telephone beforehand and make an appointment.


Note: FFF House continued to be closed during the Greater Sydney Covid-19 June - September 2021 Lockdown -  will reopen to members by appointment in 2022 - more information on the News page



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eg Small John


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