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 […]

Arrival of the first fleet: Convict settlement at Sydney Cove [chapter 5 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 5 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 15 July 1934.] The story of Australia — V. Arrival of the first fleet Convict settlement at Sydney Cove Very little importance was attached to the eastern coast of Australia by Captain Cook in 1770, and for […]

[The London Gazette: Arthur Phillip appointed Governor of NSW] [14-17 April 1787]

[Editor: The official announcement of the appointment of Arthur Phillip as Governor of New South Wales, published in The London Gazette (14-17 April 1787).] Whitehall, April 17. The King has been pleased to appoint James Seton, Esq; to be Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Island of St. Vincent, in the Room of Edmund […]