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David Bayne (c. 1759–1790)

David Bayne was an able seaman on the Sirius which arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He was stranded at Norfolk Island after the Sirius was wrecked in March 1790. He drowned while helping to land provisions from the Justinian and the Surprize on 17 August 1790.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 30

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c. 1759
Dysart, Fife, Scotland


17 August, 1790 (aged ~ 31)
Norfolk Island, Australia

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