First Fleet Online Some great primary sources relating to characters in the play: Instructions from the Home Secretary, Lord Sydney to Captain Arthur Phillip. . . . We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, courage and experience in military affairs, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be Governor of our territory called New South Wales, http://firstfleet.uow.edu.au/index.html
January 26, 1788: Founding of Australia - The first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip of the Royal Navy, landed in present‐day Sydney. This day is commemorated as Australia Day.
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.
Manly Cove in Sydney Australia.. Manly was named by Capt. Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, "their confidence and Manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place" #lovemanly #seeaustralia