Foundation Day on Norfolk Island - First Fleet Anniversary Celebrations

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 to Wednesday, 6 March, 2019

With the arrival of 23 First Fleeters on the 6th March 1788, Norfolk Island became the second settlement of the New South Wales colony. Marked each year with a re-enactment, visitors also have the opportunity to research First Fleet family history and wander through the Norfolk Island Museums that have a myriad of artefacts on display, including those of the HMS Sirius that was wrecked on the reef at Kingston in March 1790.

Take a wander through the cemetery, which is over 200 years old, for an insight into the Island's history, or take a guided tour where knowledgeable local guides relay tales of the time. Stroll through historic Kingston and view some of the finest Georgian buildings in the southern hemisphere.