Memorial: M6455

Location

Sydney Cove, Sydney, Australia

Transcript

[Map of Australia F.F.F. on ribbon] 'THIS PLAQUE HONOURS THE PEOPLE WHO SAILED / TO THIS COUNTRY IN THE ELEVEN SHIPS OF THE FIRST / FLEET UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN ARTHUR PHILLIP / THEY LEFT PORTSMOUTH ON 13TH MAY 1787, JOURNEYED VIA / VIA TENERIFE, RIO DE JANEIRO AND CAPETOWN TO / ARRIVE IN BOTANY BAY ON 18TH JANUARY 1788. / THE PEOPLE AND THEIR PROVISIONS WERE LANDED / HERE IN SYDNEY COVE TO SET UP THE FIRST BRITISH / SETTLEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY ON 26TH JANUARY 1788 / SHIPS OF THE FIRST FLEET, SIRIUS SUPPLY GOLDEN GROVE / FISHBURN ALEXANDER CHARLOTTE SCARBOROUGH / PRINCE OF WALES FRIENDSHIP LADY PENRHYN / FELLOWSHIP OF FIRST FLEETERS / 1988 / "THUS EQUIPPED EACH SHIP / LIKE ANOTHER NOAH'S ARK, AWAY / WE STEERED FOR BOTANY BAY" / GEORGE WORGAN / SURGEN, H.M.S. SIRIUS.'

Details

Type: Plaque

Event

First Fleet, 1788

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