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Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738 - 1814) was the first Governor of New South Wales, and founder of the settlement which became Sydney. Phillip sailed with the First Fleet, as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In February 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour)

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Captain Arthur Phillip guided a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, thus founding the colony of Australia on January 26, 1788.

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Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.

On this day in 1787 – Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia.

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Diana and her "D" 1985

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November 9 1985 Charles and Diana arriving in Washington D.C

Arthur Phillip by Francis Wheatley Date painted: 1786 Oil on canvas, 90.2 x 69.2 cm Collection: National Portrait Gallery, London - Phillip spent his whole career in the Navy, as an officer and as a naval spy. After many campaigns and expeditions, he landed in Australia at Port Jackson in January 1788 where he founded the first convict settlement, which later became the city of Sydney.

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