20 Jan 1788 - First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay
On this day 20 January 1788 the last of the eleven ships of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay
On this day 20 January 1788 the last of the eleven ships of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay. Captain Arthur Phillip's search for a more suitable site led him to Port Jackson. The rest of the fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour on 26 January. Phillip named Sydney after Lord Sydney, the British Home Secretary. The position of Secretary to the Governor was also created.
Source:The First Fleet in Botany Bay. (1888).Illustrated Sydney News (NSW: 1881 – 1894)
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