Visit of Hope to Sydney-Cove, Near Botany-Bay [poem by Erasmus Darwin, 1789]

[Editor: A poem by Erasmus Darwin. Published in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (1789). Also published in A Century of Australian Song (1888) under the title of “A Fulfilled Prophecy”.] Visit of Hope to Sydney-Cove, Near Botany-Bay. Where Sydney Cove her lucid bosom swells, Courts her young navies, and the storm repels; […]

[A letter from an officer in New South Wales] [12-16 June 1789]

[Editor: A letter from an officer in New South Wales, as well as a brief news item regarding some convicts to be sent to Australia. Published in The Edinburgh Advertiser, 12-16 June 1789.] [A letter from an officer in New South Wales] By a letter from an officer on board the Sirius, at Botany Bay, […]

[The London Gazette: Appointment of officers for the New South Wales Corps] [13-17 October 1789]

[Editor: The official announcement of the appointment of the officers for the New South Wales Corps, published in The London Gazette (13-17 October 1789).] War-Office, October 16, 1789. A CORPS of FOOT for NEW SOUTH WALES. Major Francis Grosse, from the Half-Pay of the late 96th Regiment, is appointed to be Major Commandant. First Lieutenant […]