Resources

In developing this website many resources have been referred to both public and private especially those of KABLE-HOLMES descendants who have broadly and specifically researched the story and /or their particular family line. We acknowledge these resources and provide below links to some of these web links and print publications. As well for others interested in more detail the following links to organisations and institutions are provided.

  • National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia – with the search phrase -AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL HISTORY- produces 3692 results, which can be accessed through this link.
In the NLA sub search engine category TROVE, a very large collection of original First Fleet journals and correspondence and related resource materials, can also be located, numbering in the 100,000’s. See this link.

  • State Library of New South Wales

Homepage SLN.

Terra-Australis-Australia/Journals of the First-fleet

The NSW State Library holds the world’s largest collection of original First Fleet journals and correspondence http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/terra-australis-australia/journals-first-fleet

From Terra Australis to Australia

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/terra-australis-australia

  FROM TERRA AUSTRALIS TO AUSTRALIA

  TALES FROM THE FIRST FLEET

  JOURNALS FROM THE FIRST FLEET

  LETTERS HOME

  ARTISTS OF THE FIRST FLEET

  CHARTING THE LAND

  PUBLISHED ACCOUNTS

  MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

  MATTHEW FLINDERS’ JOURNEYS

  VOYAGE OF THE RATTLESNAKE

  HMS GUARDIAN AND CAPTAIN RIOU

  THE GUARDIAN IS SAFE!

  THE BOWMAN FLAG – THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN COAT OF ARMS

  THE 1808 ‘RUM’ REBELLION

  THE MAIN PLAYERS – MACARTHUR, BLIGH AND JOHNSTON

  THE OVERTHROW AND AFTERMATH

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/voyages#!/st/0

 

  • Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia’s pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.
One of the biographies is about Henry Kable.

  • Obituaries Australia

Obituaries Australia is a digital repository of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. Here you will find the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present.
One of the Obituaries is about Susannah Kable-Holmes.

  • People Australia

People Australia contains stand-alone biographies. It also searches all of the National Centre of Biography’s biographical websites Australian Dictionary of BiographyObituaries AustraliaWomen AustraliaIndigenous Australia and Labour Australia.

See Tree View Diana Teale.

  • Fellowship of First Fleeters

The Fellowship is an organisation comprised of descendants of those who arrived in Sydney Cove with the First Fleet on 26 January 1788.

The Fellowship was formed in 1968 and since then over 8000 descendants have established their lineage and joined the Fellowship. Links have so far been established in 136 families to no fewer than 191 individual First Fleet Ancestors. There are currently over 1854 active members.

Membership is open to anyone who can prove his or her relationship to a First Fleeter – convict, marine, seaman or Government Official. Associate and Friend membership is also welcomed.

The Fellowship has its headquarters in “First Fleet House” at 105 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo, an historic section of Sydney, and has established 17 Chapters covering Sydney suburbs, regional NSW, Victoria, the ACT, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.

Additional Chapter formation is being encouraged. Chapter membership is available to bonafide Fellowship Members and Friends.

http://www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au/index.html

  • First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc

 An organisation/group for the descendants of those who arrived with Captain Arthur Phillip as part of the First Fleet in 1788

First Fleet members can trace their lineage back to a person or persons who arrived in Sydney Cove with Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.

The First Fleet Fellowship Vic Inc. is a not-for-profit group Incorporated under the Associations Incorporated Act 1981 on the 23 January 1992. Our registered number is A0024438D

The process of finding a First Fleet forebear has been made easier with the introduction of the internet, but for those long-time members, it was a case of numerous library visits to pour through indexes, speak with elderly family members before purchasing certificates.  Upon joining the Fellowship, copies of certificates are verified and the member is then eligible for their DescendantMember certificate.

https://firstfleetfellowship.org.au/

  • University of Wollongong-First Fleet Database

The Database provides a powerful tool for searching the convicts’ records and for compiling statistics, but no theory about the white settlement of Australia would be adequate without reference to the letters and diaries written by the real participants in this human drama. Unfortunately few documents from the convicts remain, nor from the aborigines, however here are a selection from the “officials“, plus some stories of the time compiled by our team’s historian, Adair Bunnett.

http://firstfleet.uow.edu.au/stories.html

  • Ancestry – Discover you family history

Ancestry Australia advertisement 2018. Listen to James Cheal naming Henry Kable as his First Fleeter ancestor in this YouTube version (see this link).
Many Kable-Holmes descendants have contributed their own leaves, twigs and branches to build their family trees in Ancestry or similar programs.

  • Social Media – Facebook

For the family members and descendants of Henry & Susannah there is a Facebook site to connect and reconnect with “lost” and “unknown” relatives from all corners of the world.

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