Arthur Phillip Chapter mainly attracts members who live on the north side of Sydney
Harbour but there are no specific Chapter boundaries. Once you are a financial member
of the Fellowship of First Fleeters you can attend meetings at any of their seventeen
Prospective members of the Fellowship of First Fleeters (FFF) can attend Chapter meetings as guest observers for the first few meetings until becoming a registered member of the Fellowship.
Membership: Chapter membership is available to registered members of the FFF whether Full, Associate, Friend or Student. An annual subscription applies.
Chapter membership is free. The FFF annual subscription automatically covers Chapter Membership, however a small fee is charged when attending meetings to cover the room hire.
Spouse Associate: A wife, husband or partner of a First Fleeter – must live at the same address.
Friend: Persons with an interest in family history, heritage matters relating to the First Fleet and who are willing to join the Fellowship of First Fleeters as a “Friend”.
Fees: Once your First Fleeter ancestry is verified by Head Office, you then join the FFF and pay their annual fee which entitles you to their benefits and the bi-monthly Founders magazine. Note: There is no category for ‘Chapter Only’ membership.
- Download Arthur Phillip Chapter Enquiry Form or apply by email to the Chapter Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship of First Fleeters: Full membership requirements:
The Fellowship is committed to assisting applicants in their their search for family-tree connections, often successfully connecting an application to existing family-trees and prove ancestry back to a first fleeter.
Where an applicant has a relative who has already proven their line and been accepted as a member of the Fellowship, the applicant need only provide ‘certified’ evidence of their relationship to that person - often certification exists in FFF files verifying the ancestral line.
Only certified evidence is accepted by the FFF. However they accept ‘transcripts' of certificates showing the relationship to an existing member or past member when these are obtained through accredited transcription agents listed (see FFF website).
The ‘Friend’ category of FFF membership is available if the connection to a first fleeter cannot be verified.
- Click here for all FFF membership details: www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au
© Arthur Phillip Chapter of Fellowship of First Fleeters 2017-
Main image: Women's Dreaming, a legend of wild cherries and bush beans by Sonda Turner Nampitjinpa, Warlpiri tribe.
From: Tjukurrpa, Desert Paintings of Central Australia
Side image: Sketch and description of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 1788. National Museum of Australia