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Hi all, I'm on a mission. My great great great grandfather was a sailor and served on 5 ships from 1787 through 1793. He sailed to Australia on the Scarborough in the first fleet. He moved to the HMS Sirius, HMS Supply, a hired Dutch Snow called Waakzaamheid then returned as one of the 5 first free settlers to Australia on the Bellona. 

I decided to build them all. Nuts I know. 

So I've finished the HMS Supply & moved on to the Bellona. Imagi e how cranky I was after buying the Corel kit when more research turned up another Bellona. An East India company ship that he really sailed on. Bugger! 

Oh, well I've started now so I may as well enjoy it. 

Any advice greatfully accepted. 

Thanks Gan Do 



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Welcome! Being an amateur genealogist in addition to a middling-ability ship modeler, I know how rewarding it is to be able to know so much about an early ancestor. Yours had quite the adventure!

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Hello Gan Do, and a warm welcome to MSW.

I also had an ancestor come to Australia on the 'Scarborough', but he was a 'guest' of the Government! :D He was also on the 'Sirius' when she went onto the reef at Norfolk Island.



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Hello Gan Do.    Best way to get help is open a build log.  And don't feel bad about the wrong Bellona as it can be a confusing world out there.

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