Memorial: M4954

Memorial in Broad Street, Portsmouth commemorating the First Fleet 1788

Location

Broad Street, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

'Britain and Australia / Bonds of Friendship / Unveiled by / HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN/11th July 1986', 'This Block of Granite was Quarried in New South Wales / and given by the Citizens of Sydney, Australia / The Plinth of the Monument was unveiled on 13 May 1976 / By the Honourable SIR DAVID HUGHES / Agent General for New South Wales'

Details

Description: Sculpture in the form of a knot.
Type: Sculpture
Materials: Bronze

Event

First Fleet

Event Date

1788

Event Category

British colonization of Australia

Extra

Notes: Commemorates the sailing from Spithead of the First Fleet taking settlers to Australia 13/5/1787.