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Australia Day

On the 26th of January 1788, the British First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson in New South Wales, where Governor-designate Arthur Phillip raised the Union Flag at a ceremony in Sydney Cove (known to the local indigenous Cadigal people as Warrane). … Continue reading

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The First Fleet Departed

The First Fleet (comprising eleven ships of which six were convict transports conveying around seven hundred convicted felons) departed Portsmouth on the 13th of May, 1787 bound for New South Wales, Australia. The fleet dropped anchor in Botany Bay between … Continue reading

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