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Henderson, Robert (c. 1760–1791)

Robert Henderson (c.1760-1791) was an able seaman on the Sirius when he arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He died at sea on the Waaksamheid on 14 November 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 171

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'Henderson, Robert (c. 1760–1791)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/henderson-robert-31275/text38661, accessed 27 July 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1760
Sunderland, Durham, England

Death

14 November 1791
at sea

Cause of Death

unknown

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