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Hill, Francis (?–1789)

Francis Hill ( -1789) was a midshipman aboard the Sirius when he arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. Hill died shortly after 6 November 1789. He had been landed on the north shore near the location of the Sirius and intended to walk the short distance back to ship alone. He was unarmed and it was assumed that he was either killed by Aborigines or had starved to death. Lieutenant Ralph Clark found a body at Lane Cove on 16 February 1790 which he assumed was Hill's.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 174

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'Hill, Francis (?–1789)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hill-francis-31280/text38666, accessed 5 December 2020.

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