London [information received from Arthur Phillips on the First Fleet, 3-5 January 1788]

[Editor: An extract from the news section of The London Chronicle, regarding information received from Arthur Phillips on the First Fleet, during the voyage to Australia. Published in The London Chronicle, 3-5 January 1788.] London. His Majesty has received intelligence from Captain Phillips, on his passage to Botany Bay, dated from the Brazils, which states, […]

[Extract of a letter from an officer on board the Sirius] [7-9 February 1788]

[Editor: A letter from an officer aboard the First Fleet, during the voyage to Australia. Published in The London Chronicle, 7-9 February 1788.] [Extract of a letter from an officer on board the Sirius] Extract of a Letter from an Officer on board the Sirius Man of War, one of the Botany Bay Fleet, dated […]

[Convicts did not want to be transported to Australia] [6-9 December 1788]

[Editor: A news item mentions that British convicts did not want to be transported to Australia, and preferred to be transported to Canada instead. Published in The St. James’s Chronicle, 6-9 December 1788.] [Convicts did not want to be transported to Australia] Saturday two large Ships were contracted for by Government, which are ordered to […]