Governor Arthur Phillip
Captain Arthur Phillip (11 October 1738 – 31 August 1814) was a Royal Navy officer and the first Governor of New South Wales. Phillip sailed with the First Fleet as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In January 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (encompassing Sydney Harbour) and led the colonisation of what is now Australia. He served as Governor of NSW from 1788 – 1792.
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