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John Livingstone (c. 1756–1800)

John Livingstone (c.1756-1800) was an able seaman when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Livingstone was sent to Norfolk Island on the Golden Grove in October 1788. The convict carpenters were ordered to obey him. He returned to Port Jackson on the Supply in February 1791 and was appointed master carpenter at Sydney, Parramatta and Toongabbie. He died at Parramatta on 14 May 1800.

information from

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 222
  • 'John Livingstone', HMS Sirius 1786-1790, — accessed 20 January 2021

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'Livingstone, John (c. 1756–1800)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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c. 1756
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


14 May, 1800 (aged ~ 44)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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