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Robert Brown (?–?)

Robert Brown was master of the storeship Fishburn which arrived in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. Brown kept a log of his journey titled 'Journal of a Voyage to Botany Bay By the Permission of Providence on Board the Fishburn Kept by me Robt Brown 1786'.

Brown remained in the colony until November 1788 while buildings were constructed to hold the stores his ship had carried.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 53

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'Brown, Robert (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/brown-robert-30418/text37721, accessed 21 April 2024.

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