First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

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06 March 2022 - 10 March 2022


from $1799 pp twin share


Take the time in 2022 to discover more about the lives of the hardy souls of the First Fleeters and convict settlements on Norfolk Island.

Holiday Package Inclusions

Return ‘seat and bag’ economy airfare to Norfolk Island
Meet & Greet at Norfolk Island Airport
Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
7 nights twin share accommodation
7 days car hire – petrol additional
Half Day Island Tour
Foundation Day Re-enactment/Waterside Luncheon
Settlement Secrets Tour
Special screening of 'For the Term of His Natural Life' (1927) at Ferny Lane Theatre
Special medical history tour from 1788 by Norfolk Island Museum
The Trial of the Fifteen historic play
Tag-a-long Tour Pass for 3 venues
Farewell Island Fish Fry and Entertainment
Copy of Norfolk Island First Settlement Booklet
Norfolk Island shopping bag, map, handy hints & shopping discounts

Event Details

The 06 March 1788 arrival on Norfolk Island of Commandant Phillip Gidley King and a small group of convicts and free settlers began the second settlement of the NSW Colony.

Centred around an evocative re-enactment of their landing on that day, this week offers the chance to discover some of the lesser known aspects of life from the time including how you may, or may not (!) have survived from illness or accident due the medical facilities and skills on hand.

Discovering how convict life has been portrayed at earlier times will be entertainingly gained through a screening of the 1927 version of the movie For the Term of His Natural Life. Marcus Clarke’s 1874 novel about the convict system in Australia is widely regarded as a classic of Australian literature and the film was the most expensive Australian silent film ever made and remains one of the most famous films of the silent era.

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A direct descendant of Clarke’s, Peter Clarke, lived on Norfolk Island for many years. Peter was also a successful and prolific writer of books and lyrics, jingles in his advertising career (Do you remember 'Oh, of Razamatazz', 'Lipton Jigglers' and 'BIC, better by a Mile?'). Peter wrote the play The Trial of the Fifteen that has been continuously performed on Norfolk Island for over 30 years.

Other tours include Settlement Secrets focusing on convict Kingston remains with emphasis on the human experience through history telling; and Norfolk Island Museum Tag-a-Long tour and museum pass.

Join us in March 2022 for a wonderful week discovering the many interesting aspects of the lives of First Fleeters and others who have lived on Norfolk Island since 1788.

Holiday Package Prices

05 – 12 March 2022 depart Brisbane from $1,799 per person twin share
04 – 11 March 2022 depart Sydney from $1,809 per person twin share
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I can strongly recommend doing the same tour arrangement to anyone with an interest in First Fleeters and others on Norfolk Island during the first and second settlements. There is nothing like seeing the locations in person.

Terms and Conditions

Please note prices are current today and subject to change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing.

Conditions/Cancellation Penalties

Deposit $200 per person

Please note non-refundable deposit of $200 per person due upon booking. Final payment is due 90 days before departure.  Airfare is subject to availability and non-refundable after issue. Changes are permitted until day before departure however date/route changes can only be made within 7 days travel dates either side of your original booked travel dates. Amendments, upgrades and name changes are not permitted within 24 hours prior to departure. Payment of a change fee (per passenger) applies plus any applicable upgrade fees to cover the difference between the original fare and the new fare. Accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel. Within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you in some instances for unforeseen cancellation.

Payment Options

Prices shown are in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated. Prices are valid for payment by personal or bank cheques or by direct deposit into Norfolk Island Travel Centre client trust account. If you prefer to pay by Visa or Mastercard please note credit card surcharge of 1.5% applies to AUD prices.

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A word from your dedicated travel agent - Nicola

Here at Norfolk Island Travel Centre, we are experts in arranging group travel!

Whether you visit Norfolk by yourself, with family or friends, or as part of an organised (or your own) group trip, make sure to use the knowledge available from local travel agents, tour operators and visitor information services all located on the island.

‘Meeting the locals’ really is part of a Norfolk Island experience, so make sure to do so even before you travel. You’ll surely find much more than you expected on a Norfolk Island holiday.