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Stephen Buckley (c. 1764–1792)

Stephen Buckley (c.1764-1792) was a boatswain's mate when he arrived in Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Buckley left the colony on the Waaksamheid in March 1791 but fell ill during the journey, was transferred to the Gorgon at the Cape of Good Hope, and died on 12 March 1792.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 57-58

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c. 1764
Cork, Ireland


12 March, 1792 (aged ~ 28)
at sea

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