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Bernard Malier (c. 1763–1789)

Bernard Malier (c.1763-1789) was an able seaman when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Supply in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He had begun the journey on the Sirius but transferred to the Supply on 25 November 1787 to accompany Governor Arthur Phillip on his dash to Botany Bay.

Malier was attached to Governor Phillip as his personal servant but fell ill, drawing up his will on 25 June 1789. He died at Sydney on 7 August 1789.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 234

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  • Maliez, Bernard

c. 1763
Lille, France


7 August, 1789 (aged ~ 26)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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