In Search of Australia's Founding Fathers

Modern Australia was founded as a British colony in 1788. Those who were involved in its founding were either part of Britiain's political establishment, or were officers in its military. The latter came to Australia as part of a tour of duty, hence none remained here but returned to Britain to continue their normal lives there after their time was up. For this reason there are no graves of Australia's founding fathers to be found in Australia, but are scattered across the British Isles.

Whilst it is possible to go from one location to another in search of Australia's founding fathers, the list was not prepared for such a purpose, but to identify where the remains of these people are, and if you are travelling in the vicinity and have an interest in Australian history, you can add them to your itinerary as you journey through Britain.



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