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Hunter, William (c. 1768–?)

William Hunter (c.1768- ) was an able seaman aged 18 from Sheerness, Kent, England, when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He was stranded at Norfolk Island after the Sirius was wrecked until the Supply took him back to Port Jackson on 12 February 1791. He returned to England on the Waakzamheid in March 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 186

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'Hunter, William (c. 1768–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hunter-william-31331/text38726, accessed 22 January 2021.

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c. 1768
Sheerness, Kent, England

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