1788 First Fleet & Settlement

The journey and arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove, Australia and the first two years of settlement. The First Fleet included two Royal Navy escort ships (HMS Sirius, HMS Supply), six convict transports (Alexander, Charlotte, Friendship, Lady Penrhyn, Prince of Wales, Scarborough), and three supply ships (Golden Grove, Fishburn, Borrowdale).
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There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. This is a picture of the flagship Sirius, which carried Captain Aurthur Philip first govermor of NSW. It was wrecked off Norfolk Island in 1790 and its wreck was given National Heritage status in 2011.

The wreck of a First Fleet ship which once carried Governor Phillip has been given National Heritage status.

Captain Arthur Phillip ..First Fleet landing Sydney 1788

First Fleet landing Sydney 1788

The First Fleet entering Port Jackson on the 26th of January, 1788. Drawn 1888.

The First Fleet entering Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia on the of January, Drawn v

The First Fleet's arrival into Sydney Harbour. Painting..John Allcott

First Fleet in Sydney Harbour.

AUSTRALIA - The First Fleet departed Portsmouth, England 225 years ago on 13th May to establish a penal colony in Australia. The First Fleet consists of 11 ships led by Captain Arthur Phillip and carried 1044 persons.

AUSTRALIA - The First Fleet departed Portsmouth, England 225 years ago on May to establish a penal colony in Australia. The First Fleet consists of 11 ships led by Captain Arthur Phillip and carried 1044 persons.

'The landing of the convicts at Botany Bay', engraving from Watkin Tench's book, A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay (1789). Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b2025551

'The landing of the convicts at Botany Bay', engraving from Watkin Tench's book…

Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet arriving in Sydney Cove 1788

Sydney Cove with First Fleet Flagship Sirius at anchor

Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.

Captain Arthur Phillip (The British naval officer who lead the First Fleet)

HMS Sirius, the main Naval ship with the First Fleet, under Captain John Hunter RN. Had been built in 1780 as Berwick for the East Indies run, badly burned in a fire, and rebuilt by Navy, renamed Sirius, finally wrecked off Norfolk Island on the 14th. of April 1790

This website created by the 'First Fleet Fellowship', a historical society…

Governor Arthur Phillip hoists the British flag over the new colony at Sydney Australia in 1788.

The Founding of Australia By Capt Arthur Phillip Sydney Cove Jan 1788

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