St. John’s First Fleeters is a collection of peer-reviewed essays on the First Fleeters buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta and/or registered in the St. John’s Parish burial register, as well as two feature essays about the history and significance of the cemetery.
The biographies in this collection have been selected and edited by Dr. Michaela Ann Cameron, with a number of historians contributing individual essays. The biographical essays are being published gradually from early 2016 onwards.
Over 50 First Fleeters are registered in the St. John’s Parish burials register, but the majority have no memorial plaques and lie in unmarked graves, exact location unknown. For the complete list of St. John’s First Fleeters see the First Fleet dataset here. The full-length essays completed thus far and currently available can be accessed below.