Sunday, 14 June 2020

Matraville, Pioneer Memorial Park, First Fleeters Memorial

The First Fleeters Memorial is in Pioneer Memorial Park, which is part of the the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, in the eastern suburb of Matraville. It was installed here in 2016 to commemorate twelve First Fleeters reinterred here with eleven granite panels on the perimeter etched with the ships’ names, each listing the names of those who sailed with the First Fleet. A full size granite replica of the anchor of the HMS Sirius and a statue of Captain James Cook heralding his discovery of the east coast of Australia are part of the memorial.


  1. This looks like a good place for pilgrimage. Thanks, Jim.

  2. I can't remember if I've ever seen a statue of Capt Cook in Hawaii. Interesting place to visit.

  3. Hello Jim!
    Very interesting park. A beautiful monument to a brilliant explorer, sailor, cartographer, navigator.
    Thank you so much for seeing.

    Hugs and greetings from Poland.

  4. ...I live 350 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, but there are a number of anchors in cemeteries here. But not as big and beautiful as this!

  5. What a great commemoration with these statues. It's good never to forget where we came from:) Many thanks for sharing it with All Seasons, and have a beautiful month ahead! Jesh


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