First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…
06 March 2022 - 10 March 2022Price
from $1799 pp twin shareDetails
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
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.
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
Terms and Conditions
Please note prices are current today and subject to change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing.
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.
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.
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.