THE AUSTRALIAN STORY
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SHIPS OF THE FIRST FLEET
The First Fleet, consisting of a war-ship, the Sirius, an armed tender, the Supply, six transports and three storeships prepares to set sail. MORE
THE FIRST FLEET SETS SAIL
The First Fleet left Spithead (Portsmouth) on 13th May, 1787. After a rough but not dangerous passage a call was made at Santa Cruz in the Isle of Tenneriffe and Phillip... MORE
BOUND FOR BOTANY BAY
Captain Phillip had gone on ahead of the rest to decide where the ships would land. Having been unhappy with Notany Bay as a port he went off to find somewhere better. MORE
THE ARRIVAL OF LAPEROUSE
The arrival of LaPerouse caused a panic amongst the fleet. Many suspected they had been sent to claim the land for their own. MORE
ARRIVAL IN PORT JACKSON
Once pleasantries had been exchanged, the rest of the fleet headed off to Port Jackson. MORE