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Anderson, John (1760–?)

John Anderson was an able seaman aboard the Sirius which arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He was stranded with the crew of the ship at Norfolk Island after it was wrecked on its return voyage. On 12 March 1791 he returned to Port Jackson aboard the Supply to leave on the Dutch vessel Waaksamheid for England. He was discharged into HMS Duke on 28 April 1792, going on shore at Portsmouth on 4 May.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 8-9

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'Anderson, John (1760–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/anderson-john-29856/text36955, accessed 16 August 2022.

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