First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

First Fleeters Week – Discovering their lives…

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Date

06 March 2022 - 10 March 2022

Price

from $1899 pp twin share

Details

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 Philip Gidley King and a small group of convicts and free settlers saw the beginnings of the First British Settlement on the Island.

Centered 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 $1,899 per person twin share
04 – 11 March 2022 depart Sydney from $1,909 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.
Marilyn,

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 and final payment

Package prices advertised are subject to availability at time of booking. A non-refundable deposit per person is due upon booking: $250 if booking prior to 21 October 2021; or $1000 if booking after 21 October 2021. Final payment is due prior to 06 December 2021. In some cases air tickets will be issued within 24 hours of making the reservation. Airfare is subject to availability and non-refundable after issue. Tickets are non-transferable. Accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel. Within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply. We therefore strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you against some unforeseen cancellations.

Non-refundable deposits are taken on behalf of suppliers as assurance of payment for services we book for you as well as for the service we have undertaken on your behalf. There are many reasons why people decide to cancel traveling and in all cases deposits remain non-refundable.

Cancellation after final payment and ticketing as a result of Covid19

Bulk Purchase seats:  After final payment, and in the event of a lockdown of the Island or border closure from your destination QANTAS policy for bulk purchase class seats affected by Covid19 travel bans is to hold your tickets over as a credit for a replacement date for the group as a whole. Please note QANTAS will not provide a refund and accommodation partners will also only hold your bookings as a credit to be used at a later date and will not offer a refund. Credits are only available after final payment when a travel ban is in place, please note usual cancellation policies apply if cancellation occurs when no travel ban is actually in place from either your area or Norfolk Island.

Instant Purchase seats: After final payment and in the event of a lockdown or border closure affecting your ability to travel, Qantas policy will allow you to either cancel your ticket, and a cancellation fee may be charged in accordance with your fare rules; or a flight credit will be issued to hold your tickets over for a replacement date subject to availability. Please note that accommodation partners will only hold your bookings as a credit to be used at a later date and will not offer a refund. Credits are only available after final payment when a travel ban is in place, please note usual cancellation policies apply if cancellation occurs when no travel ban is actually in place from either your area or Norfolk Island.

Payment Options

Prices shown are in Australian dollars and are payable by personal or bank cheques or by direct deposit into our Commonwealth Bank account (please see bank details below). If you would prefer to pay by Visa or Mastercard, please add 1.5% to the total cost of your holiday package.

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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.